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March 2016

Is it really worth paying for online courses?

Is it really worth paying for online courses?

E-learning, Managers

Perhaps there are things that money cannot buy, but there are plenty of things that can be bought, and some things are better to be bought. I’m sure I’m not the only one who’d rather pay for a decent product or service than get it for free or for a lower value and be disappointed with it in the end. But at the same time, there’s something magic about getting something for free or for a bargain price. Until a future of massively efficient — and still free — MOOCs, companies in need of training solutions will have to seriously consider the present vendors that demand payment.

blended learning

Why blended learning paves the way to business success

E-learning, Instructional Designers

If we go with the saying “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket”, the best business training strategy is to adopt a mixture of learning solutions if L&D professionals want to increase ROI and cost efficiency. The future of blended learning in business training is about combining the best of online and face-to-face teaching. Virtual solutions can bring people together to solve various business problems.

augmented reality

Will augmented reality revolutionize training?

E-learning, Managers

Augmented reality is the interface of the Internet of Things and promises infinite possibilities in different industries, including business learning and development. While it may not be a silver bullet, overcoming all challenges, AR technology aims to helping companies get an added value through increased quality of services and support and lower costs.

cultivating a happy workforce

10 insights for cultivating a happy workforce through learning

E-learning, Learners, Managers

The working world changes fast and the only way to keep up with it is through learning and development. Employees need to learn and develop themselves if they want to have thriving and flourishing careers. Companies need to learn how to attract the best talent and how to clearly align individual learning objective with the ones of the organization.

At the end of the day, companies need a happy workforce, in order for them to be happy, because that is a sure fire way to solve business problems and make profit.

marketing courses to employees

Why should you consider marketing courses to employees?

Instructional Designers, Learners, Managers

In a world of constant change, it’s not enough for instructional designers to create engaging business training courses; they also have to focus on marketing their courses to employees. Promoting the benefits employees have by attending and being involved in courses, finding people that could influence the number of attendees and using emails to communicate about training are just three simple marketing strategies instructional designers can use for this purpose.

gamification techniques

Top 3 gamification techniques for your business training

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Managers

There are many ways to include gamification in a business training strategy, so L&D professionals need to test various techniques to find out exactly which ones best suit their specific organizational learning needs. While there is no perfect recipe for this, including levels of progress, rewards and offering instant feedback could be part of a success story. Read on to find out more about each of these three gamification techniques.

micro learning

Micro learning: From small dots to the big picture

E-learning, Instructional Designers, LMS

Micro learning has a lot in common with the Impressionist art movement. Each micro learning activity is like a dot, a line, or a messy paintbrush stroke of color in such a painting. Embrace all small learning activities and connect them all into a big picture. Your company’s learning strategy will have impressive results.

Millennials + Video = Love

Millennials + Video = Love

E-learning, Learners, Managers

Millennials in the workplace. Love them or hate them, they are here to stay. And you have to adapt your ways of office training if you want to benefit from the sometimes surprising minds of the largest generation today. Because between a cat video and an Instagram post there can be a tutorial on how to create extended reports in SalesForce or any other video related to a tough task everyone else avoids to do. Video learning rocks!

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