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February 2017

Training environment vs. simulations

Training environment vs. simulations for IT training — and how to get it right

E-learning, Instructional Designers

When designing training for new software users, a question that will inevitably arise is: Should you go for simulations or for the training environment? The knowledge achieved by a learner who can test the software will always trump that of a simulation training experience, but simulations provide a highly cost-effective means to create scalable, repeatable training.

benefits of using VR in training

4 benefits of using VR in training

E-learning, Instructional Designers

Many industries use VR technology for training and many more consider using it in the future. Besides the wow-factor, the affordable-ish price and the fact that it can be measured, here are another 4 benefits of using VR in training: it increases learner engagement and retention rates, helps learners gain mastery faster and improves employee performance.

The impact of the right office furniture on employee motivation, engagement and productivity

Managers

The right office furniture impacts the well-being of employees and can hinder their ability to be top performers in a subtle but powerful way. When physical pain gets in the mix with new complex things that need to be learned or thorny work-related issues that need to be solved, employees tend to be less attentive, lose focus and count the minutes until they can get up and go home.

TED Talks for L&D

Top 7 TED Talks for L&D professionals

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Managers

Maybe it’s the perfect duration of the speech, maybe it’s the great subjects, maybe it’s a combination of these — but TED Talks sure has a way to keep watchers mesmerized. Here are 7 TED talks spreading ideas about how people learn, what motivation means, the role of the workplace, and other topics learning and development professionals could find interesting.

video for training

4 Reasons to use video for business training

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Managers

Here are 4 reasons to use video for business training: creating videos is not necessarily an expensive activity, instructional designers can use the same video in more than one course, video positively influence the engagement and retention rates of employees, and they can be interactive and give more power to learners.

learning technologies 2017

Learning Technologies 2017: Keeping up with the world of L&D

News

The MATRIX team attended the Learning Technologies 2017 conference and met many amazing people there. We thank everyone who responded to our calls and social media posts and who booked a meeting with either of us. It’s always a pleasure to connect face to face and to shake hands with strangers that become valuable partners or clients.

the gamification of work

Why companies should consider the gamification of work

E-learning, Managers

Considering the growing numbers of job-hopping employees, what can companies do to fight low employee retention rates? Well, the gamification of work might be a solution, by allowing employees to try out different jobs in different departments, within the same company, for a set period of time.

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