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adult vocational students

Informing adult vocational students of their funding options

Learners

Being a student later in life requires much more than having the willingness to learn, motivation to go through the whole process and putting in the necessary time, all while juggling being a child for your parents, a spouse for your loved one, a parent for your own kids, a friend for your friends, an employee for your boss, and so on. Being a student later in life comes with a cost, and that cost must be covered with real money.

MATRIX at ATD 2017

Meet MATRIX at ATD 2017 in Atlanta!

News

The MATRIX team will be in Atlanta very soon, attending the largest event for talent development professionals worldwide: The ATD International Conference and Exposition 2017. Drop by our Booth #2015 in any day of the event to meet the team, chat about the latest trends in the professional learning industry and see what we’ve been up to lately. We have prizes and surprises awaiting you!

hidden costs of an LMS

Hidden costs of an LMS: What to expect

E-learning, Managers

If you’re involved in getting a new LMS for your company, read on to learn about some of the most common hidden costs that usually — but not always — creep into the acquisition process. Some of them could easily go to the turn-off category. But in the end, it all depends. What matters most is transparency and the meaning behind each fee. Sometimes, it’s better to pay a fee and forget about the issue, than to try to deal with it yourself, only to get into bigger trouble.

The learning brain

The learning brain and why L&D professionals should care about it

Instructional Designers

Besides the subject matter knowledge and technical skills, a training course creator also need to put on the hat of a neuroscientist when designing. So if you at least be clear about the benefits of going through a certain course, put some thought into how you deliver new information, allow trainees to sleep on new concepts and master spaced repetition, you’ll meet some of the needs of the learning brain.

immersive technology for training

5 Types of immersive technology for training

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Managers

Immersive technologies are perfect for training people who perform risky jobs because it can simulate dangerous or risky situations within a safe, controlled environment. These can also be used for recruitment, on-boarding new employees, or helping team members develop interpersonal skills at work. 360° photos, 360° videos, 3D simulations, VR and MR are just 5 examples of immersive technology for training.

recruitment crisis or retainment crisis

Recruitment crisis or retainment crisis? Which is companies’ biggest pain?

Managers

Companies of all shapes and sizes complain about how hard it is to find great talent and they also face high employee turnover rates. What can they do overcome these recruitment and retainment crises? Well, if they humanize the recruitment process, offer work recognition, allow more flexibility, support continuous learning opportunities and put trust at the core of their organization, recruitment and retainment become easier.

multilingual training courses

What are your options when creating multilingual training courses?

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Managers

Company growth is based a lot on employee development, and this often means some sort of training. And if we’re talking about a diverse workforce in more than one location on the globe, cultural differences and language variety have the potential to become serious challenges. So company training programs need to be targeted to each group of employees, and their native language should be an important variable.

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.

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.

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