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Combining eLearning with a Chatbot

An AI-enabled Chatbot or Smartbot lets users interact and have realistic conversations with the program. Ravi Pratap Singh has written an article about the world’s first chatbot-powered eLearning course using Storyline—Project Disha. Project Disha addresses the topic of workplace sexual harassment in India via an interactive, scenario-based eLearning Course and a Chatbot called Disha the […]

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Create your own custom Chatbot

Alexander Salas has outlined 10 steps for creating your own custom Chatbot for eLearning purposes. This includes creating free accounts on Skype, QnA, and BotFramework; creating, testing, and verifying your knowledge base data; and embedding your Chatbot in the eLearning. Read the full eLearning Industry article.

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Finding the right authoring tool

There are many authoring tools in the marketplace above and beyond the three biggies: Storyline, Lectora, and Captivate. But how can you select a tool that is right for you? Read Kirstie Greany’s article: 7 Questions You Need to Ask When Choosing an Authoring Tool. Here’s the seven questions in a nutshell: Is it easy […]

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Alison Green has biases

Yes, we already posted about advice columnist, Alison Green; however, the biases she lists in her Ask a Manager website are worth their own post: “I believe the whole point of managing is to get things done. Everything else follows from there. I believe that employers and employees should just be straightforward with each other and not […]

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When not to invest in training

This is a good Ron Carucci article. He writes about when companies should invest in training their employees and when they shouldn’t. The first step is to understand whether the need is skills based or a knowledge deficit—which can be addressed with a well-designed training program. But if the problems are systemic, then the training […]

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Six ways to make learning stick

Redwood’s tagline is learning that sticks. So we thought we’d share Kirstie Greany’s interview with Learning Psychologist, Stella Collins: HOW TO MAKE BRAIN-FRIENDLY LEARNING THAT STICKS. Here are her six ways (and accompanying quotes): L is for linking. “It’s about warming up the right set of neurons so they’re ready to receive new information.” E […]

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Let the music play

A few years ago, musician Scott Bradley decided to launch something called Postmodern Jukebox. The idea was to take modern songs and have talented musicians and vocalists perform them in styles from the past. For example, ABBA’s Dancing Queen done as a 1920’s hot jazz cover or Fleetwood Mac’s Don’t Stop as a 1060’s New […]

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The big lies of strategy

Roger L. Martin is one of the world’s more influential management thinkers and the Premier’s Research Chair in Productivity and Competitiveness and Academic Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management. His article on THE BIG LIES OF STRATEGY is a must-read. The premise? Strategy works best when narrowed down to the following […]

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The power of empathy

Harvard Medical School’s Dr. Helen Riess is an expert on the neuroscience of empathy, including developing online evidence-based online empathy training. She says, “We are all connected on a neurobiological level far more than we have previously realized. Consciously or not, we are in constant, natural resonance with one another’s feelings. When we are engaged […]

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17 eLearning Trends of 2019

We’re highlighting Asha Pandy’s eLearning Industry’s article about eLearning trends in 2019 for a reason. It’s well thought out and she has structured the trends into four groupings as follows: ONE: Trends That Help Learners Learn and Apply This Learning to Show Better Performance or Behavioral Change: Mobile Learning Digitalization of ILT (to Blended or Fully […]

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