eLearning Industry’s Watchlist: Top eLearning Resources For 2018 – eBooks & Webinars
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Our Lists Of Top eLearning Resources For 2018 - eBooks And Webinars

2018 has been an exceptional year for eLearning Industry’s both eBooks and webinars. We collected more eLearning resources than any other year before, and you read/watched more content than ever – we’re talking thousands and thousands (and thousands!) of downloads.

These two lists clearly indicate that authoritative resources – whether a valuable industry website, video or reading material – are key for all eLearning professionals interested in pursuing knowledge and gaining new skills.

We all want excellence, but what does excellence really take? It depends on the field, I guess. I’ll speak for myself: in the field of eLearning, the following 30 free online resources are a very, very good start.

Top 15 eLearning Webinars For 2018

We are proud of our webinar library containing 91 webinars (so far), but variety steals the show: 19 different eLearning categories to choose from, such as LMS Implementation, Employee Engagement, Mobile Learning, Employee Onboarding and, of course, eLearning Design and Development. Here are the top picks according to eLI webinar attendants:

1. Designing High-Impact Blended Training Programs: A Step-By-Step Guide

What exactly is blended training? What are the benefits of adopting it for learners and organizations alike? How can you know what degree of blending would be most effective for your organization? If you’re caught in the crossfire of budget pressure, the attempt of reaching a wider audience in a shorter time, and a push from learners that increasingly ask for blended learning, this step-by-step guide will prove to be more than adequate to help you determine the right way forward.

By EI Design

2. Why Your Old Content Isn't Working With Modern Learners – And How To Fix It

This webinar is here to remind you to take your audience’s content needs very seriously. If you’re interested in learning why your legacy content could be failing your new and existing learners, what new learning and content standards have entered the L&D landscape, and how to provide fresh, relevant content to your users in order to cultivate engagement and enhance learning effectiveness, this is the place to be.

By Docebo

3. Creating Interactive eLearning Using VR And 360° Assets With Adobe Captivate (2019 Release)

Virtual Reality courses; sounds exciting, right? Have you been thinking of creating them but have no time to learn how to use a new tool? If you want to take your eLearning to new heights, this webinar will help you learn how to easily import 360° media assets and add hotspots, quizzes, and other interactive elements to engage your learners with near real-life scenarios. Lift off.

By Adobe Captivate

4. Beyond The Buzz Phrase: Social Learning And LMS Gamification In Real Life

You’ve likely heard about the benefits of both Social Learning and Gamification in terms of learner engagement and retention. After all, they’re two of the most popular eLearning buzzwords out there. If you want to learn how to align your learning initiatives with business objectives and focus on which specific gamification and social learning LMS features can do for your training program, this webinar goes way beyond theory.

By Adobe Captivate Prime

5. Turning Static PowerPoints Ιnto Engaging, Interactive Online Learning: A Comprehensive Approach

Transferring existing content from the classroom to online is not simple; if you care about keeping your learners engaged that is. By the end of this webinar, you will know how to convert live-class content into compelling online material with visuals, interactivities, and narrations. Content chunking, HTML5, trigger animations, non-linear presentations, and templates are only a few of the best practices to engage your learners, whether you find them on a desktop, tablet, or smartphone.

By iSpring

6. Modernize For Engagement: 5 Steps For Breathing Life Back Into Stale Content

How can you modernize learning content in 5 simple steps, and why is it important to do so? Well, as you'll learn in this webinar, it's only natural that your learning content, no matter how polished, may have gone stale and doesn't engage your learners the way it did. So what do you do with it? Do you throw your learning portfolio out the window? Of course not. Check this session to find out why that is the case.

By InfoPro Learning

7. Trends In Training And Learning Management

Have you been wondering what people are doing in organizations around the world? Or how organizations can achieve great results with modern learning programs? In this research-based webinar, you’ll learn how to use gamification for learner engagement and motivation, how to prove the value of your learning program through more relevant reporting, what the latest trends in training and development are, and much more.

By Adobe Captivate Prime

8. Cognition, Emotion, And Social Learning In Learning Design – The IDEA Model

How can we design learning that speaks to the “whole learner”? How can we make a dramatic impact and ensure effective performance outcomes? Here, you’ll explore how to design learning programs for the “whole learner”, addressing learners’ cognitive, emotional, and social characteristics. An experience associated with strong emotion is not something one easily forgets, and Obsidian’s IDEA model will help you design learning experiences just like that.

By Obsidian Learning

9. Practical Approaches To Determine The ROI Of eLearning – Using Kirkpatrick’s Model Of Training Evaluation

While the determination of ROI in eLearning is a hot topic, there is a shortage of practical ways to measure it. Worry not – this webinar aims to bridge this gap and offers practical tips that will help you not only measure, but also maximize eLearning ROI. If you’re interested in practical ways that will help your organization measure training effectiveness, check the practical approach presented here by EI Design.

By EI Design

10. The Ins And Outs Of Building A Mobile Learning Strategy

Do you know how a mobile learning strategy is different from eLearning? What about the exact steps to create, implement, and evaluate mLearning? Techniques to increase the effectiveness of mobile courses? You can explore these and a lot more in the webinar by iSpring. Most importantly, you’ll find out why, for successful mobile learning implementation, you really have to understand the business issues that are driving a mobile learning project and the problems you’re trying to solve.

By iSpring

11. Making A Success Of Your Learning Technology Implementation

Whether you're a learning solutions provider or running an L&D department, implementing learning technologies is not always easy. In this webinar, you’ll explore the single common cause of implementation failures, three key things you must do to reduce risk, how to achieve success on each of your project’s six steps, techniques for ensuring feedback, and, last but not least, how to build the right team for the project.

By Donald H Taylor

12. Building An Irresistible Onboarding Experience: Leverage Learning To Reduce Time-To-Impact And Get Engaged Employees, Even Before Day One

If you’re dreaming of a workforce that is excited, energized, and motivated, you must invest in your employee experience... before Day 1. So much more than perks and free snacks, a strong experience is founded on organizational values, a culture of learning. To learn actionable insights and use cases that will empower HR leaders to build an irresistible onboarding experience that drives employee satisfaction and cultivates company culture, all while ensuring workplace readiness and reducing training costs, watch this webinar as soon as possible.

By InfoPro Learning

13. Now What? 10 Implementation Strategies For Your New Learning Program (LMS)

What are the strategy and the process behind the introduction of a new learning program, or a new Learning Management System? In this informative session, you’ll learn how to define expectations for your learning program, how to create a realistic, detailed timeline, how to build the right team, and what the exact role of technology is in the entire process. Rolling out a learning program can be an incredibly significant challenge for any organization, but with this webinar, we’ve got you covered.

By Adobe Captivate Prime

14. Offline Is The New Online: Unleash The Power Of Anytime, Anywhere Learning

Bringing learning activities to your workforce, anytime, anywhere is not guaranteed when you depend on connectivity. You need to have a tool that gives your employees a way to access their content with or without cellular service. In this webinar, you’ll be able to explore the power of offline learning with the right learning platform, how to create content that connects, even if learners aren’t connected, how to overcome the issue of tracking offline learning, and how choosing the right authoring tool will help you deliver an exciting L&D program, online and offline.

By Docebo

15. Building Scenario-Based eLearning Using Templates In Adobe Captivate (2019 Release)

If you’re interested in knowing how scenario-based learning can save you time, money, and frustration, this webinar is ideal for you. Here, you’ll learn not only how to build and use eLearning templates for scenario-based learning courses that will increase learner engagement (while drastically cutting development time), but also how to use and modify the advanced actions and variables, object states, and effects for building a custom decision-based branching scenario. Sounds just perfect.

By Adobe Captivate

Browse our online library for more eLearning webinars!

Top 15 eLearning eBooks For 2018

209 eBooks created from the top eLearning experts and companies for 27 different eLearning categories. Whether you’re interested in eLearning Design and Development, Learning Management Systems, Instructional Design, Corporate eLearning, and eLearning Trends or Microlearning, Employee Engagement, Employee Performance, and Mobile Learning, our collection of eLearning books is dynamic, rich, and diverse. Take a look at the 15 most popular downloads:

1. Which Skills Do Workplace Learning / eLearning Practitioners Need?

8 questions, 1668 responses, 105 countries: What are the most used skills for workplace learning/eLearning practitioners? Is there a core skillset? Is the skillset narrow or wide? Does it vary a lot or a little between respondents? This report presents the skills and tasks that are most often used by respondents working in the learning/eLearning field today. Aren’t you curious to find out?

By Patti Shank

2. eLearning Trends And Predictions For 2018

Trends and predictions are always a hot topic in the eLearning field, and in EI Design, they know this well. This is why they keep researching the top trends every year. The interesting thing about their 2018 list is that now, 12 months later, you can actually see the accuracy of those predictions: 15 out of 18 trends that are outlined in this eBook are not only still valid, but also mega trends!

By EI Design

3. The Ultimate Guide – How To Create Great eLearning Content From A To Z

No matter what your role is, your real role is being a learner’s advocate. No matter how you’ve planned each phase and given yourself leeway, remember that all the content is to be learner-centric. From the initial roadmap to final content distribution, this eBook will guide you through the entire process of creating and authoring a course. It includes tips and tricks, pitfalls to avoid, and time savers to get your eLearning project done in an effective manner.

By iSpring

4. Your Step-By-Step Guide To Design High-Impact Blended Training Programs - Featuring 7 Success Stories

This eBook provides a step-by-step guide that you can use as you embark on the conversion of your ILT program to a blended training program. After reading it, you’ll know what to keep, what to lose, what to bring in, and how to blend it all together, deploying them in a way that will guarantee you the high-impact result you are aiming for. Bonus: seven success stories that will give you food for thought and practical insights for blending a similar ILT program.

By EI Design

5. Transforming Learning: Using Video For Cognitive, Emotional, And Social Engagement

As smartphones have become more pervasive, and video-editing software more user-friendly, using video as a tool for instruction has also become more common. But is it effective? This is one of the questions that this white paper sets out to answer, starting out with an examination of cognitive theories of learning and their application in creating an effective instructional video. By reading it, you will learn all you need about video software tools and how to design and apply instructional video, along with Obsidian's video project development process.

By Obsidian Learning

6. Video-Based Learning For Corporate Training—14 Examples—Including Interactive & Microlearning Videos

In case your organization needs to narrow down its options from a wide spectrum of video-based learning offerings for eLearning, you need to read this eBook. The choices are countless, so this comprehensive introduction by EI Design will assist you greatly. 14 examples that serve in delivering the fundamentals on video-based learning and microlearning that will make things clearer and easier for you.

By EI Design

7. Step Into The Screen: AR/VR Technology's Role In The Future Of eLearning

The possibilities microlearning offers in combination with the ground-breaking technology of AR and VR are simply staggering. If you’re looking for ways to make your eLearning courses stand out from the crowd, you need to know what AR/VR’s true potential for online training is and what you need to avoid when integrating AR & VR into your eLearning course design. This eBook will help you find the answers to these questions and much more.

By eLearning Industry

8. 8 Efficient Ways To Improve Learner Engagement In eLearning Using Articulate Storyline

Missing Learner Engagement? CommLab India suggests you to try Articulate Storyline, a wholesome eLearning authoring tool that facilitates the rapid development of highly interactive online courses. This eBook serves as an exploratory guide that will help you explore Articulate Storyline’s various features and get the most out of this highly versatile tool that has benefits in store for all.

By CommLab India

9. Create Learning Experiences: Guide To Learning Experience Design (LXD)

You already know that much like the traditional website user experience, no matter how good the content, the learning experience heavily affects the ROI of your learning program. And because learning experiences are like journeys, which start where the learning is now and end when the learner is successful, comprehending Learning Experience Design is key for L&D professionals. If you want to take your corporate training efforts to the next level, this eBook will be of great help to you.

By InfoPro Learning

10. Adult Learning And Levels Of Interactivity In eLearning

Adults learn in different ways than children. They typically prefer having a sense of control and self-direction, they’re goal-oriented, and they need specific opportunities to internalize their learning. Interactivity can greatly help make eLearning courses highly engaging and productive for them, and this is where this eBook comes in. In its pages, you'll find plenty of examples of activities that will establish the kind of interactivity you want for your adult learning. See what suits both your organization's and your audience's needs, and engage!

By Raptivity

11. The Empowered Learner

Motivations, habits, preferences: This white paper not only examines today’s empowered learners but also suggests what L&D can do so as to increase learner engagement toward organizational capability and improved business performance. Focusing on the modern Learning and Development function and learning environment, especially in workplaces, this reading will give you a different look on how the instant knowledge gained by technology is changing everything throughout an L&D department.

By Looop

12. Planning For Success: An Introduction To eLearning Costs And How To Reduce Them

A well-planned training program can take an organization’s growth from fine to phenomenal, but is it possible to get the same results on a budget? Is compromising on quality inevitable when it comes to developing cost-effective training? This eBook will show you what you need to know about direct, hidden, online, and any other cost you might meet while planning your eLearning program, as well as how to reduce costs and improve your ROI when you’ve gone over budget.

By TalentLMS

13. Learning Management System Evaluation Checklist: Select The Right LMS For Your Organization

How can you be sure you do select the right eLearning training solution for your organization based on your unique needs? An LMS feature checklist is what you need; or, in other words, this eBook. These LMS evaluation criteria will help you prioritize which features matter to you most as you analyze LMS solution providers, helping you save time and quickly weed out the providers that aren’t a good fit.

By Knowledge Anywhere

14. Mobile Learning – How To Leverage Mobile Learning For Your Training Strategies?

In this eBook, you’ll explore how you can use mLearning to achieve your business goals by increasing the engagement and interactivity of your users with your training offer. Creating a mobile training strategy will give you the opportunity to multiply your content’s formats and develop an integrated and customizable learning experience that will adapt to your learners’ schedules, specific environments, and locations. Interested in a genuine revolution?

By 360Learning

15. Microlearning: Powerful Training Tool For Onboarding

It’s true that onboarding training has a crucial effect on your newcomers’ stance towards your company, but you need to keep in mind that this training must only take little of their time. Enter microlearning and this eBook. Microlearning, with its short courses and modules, is just what you and your new hires need. Here, you’ll discover why offering your new employees online onboarding training will help them embrace the corporate culture of your organization and reach their potential very, very soon.

By AllenComm

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