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The posts in this category address various subjects related to e-learning and its role in delivering successful training programs within organizations of all types and sizes.

IoT in the workplace

A glimpse into the future: IoT in the workplace

E-learning

IoT (or the Internet of Things) is the network of physical devices, vehicles, home appliances and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity which enables these objects to connect and exchange data. The limits of where IoT might take us in our private and professional lives cannot yet be foreseen. What’s already clear though, is that it will have a tremendous impact in the reshaping of all objects, devices and everyday tasks.

screencasting in training

Using screencasting in training: What? Why? How?

E-learning

E-learning has taken over as the main method of knowledge delivery and it works wonderfully; but for those instances where a facilitator is necessary, screencasting is a good way to merge human and digital interaction. Screencasting is basically the most useful tool to use for digital storytelling. The technology is not entirely new but is developing rapidly and with mobile devices becoming the preferred medium for learning, it is bound to become more widely used. In corporate training.

Do Millennials need special training?

Do Millennials need special training?

E-learning

Do Millennials need special training? On first glance, you’d think they do. But I don’t think so. The problem is not that Millennials have expectations from their workplace and training programs. The problem is the continued use of outdated training methods and materials even though technology forces businesses to advance at a much faster pace. The solution is not to create special training for Millennials, but to update all training programs to meet today’s learning needs of all employees.

How the use of mobile devices in training saves the trees

E-learning

While there are many reasons why one should very much want to own a hard copy of Moby Dick, The Pickwick Papers or Dune, nobody would ever enjoy holding onto the “Complete guide of products and services, additional services and company procedures”. Regardless how loyal an employee and how important the information contained in those many pages would be, it’s best to be able to consult it online. Saving our forests one mobile device at a time is the green way to go.

best brain-training tactics

Are games the best brain-training tactics?

E-learning

Are games the best brain-training tactics? They might be. Games can improve problem-solving skills, boost the creation of new memories and stimulate mental cognition and produce positive brain changes. Games have been incorporated in learning materials for a long time but lately, with the newest technology it is easier than ever to use them in order to train the brain. For instructional designers, the possibilities are limitless.

4 Video making tips for instructional designers

4 Video making tips for instructional designers

E-learning

There is a good reason for that never ending army of professionals behind every good motion picture. But that can’t be the case for those who need to produce ‘self made’ video content for online instruction. So here are four things about making videos every instructional designer should know and a few tips on how to implement them: lights, cameras, composition and sound.

Old-school vs. New-school workplace learning

Old-school vs. New-school workplace learning

E-learning

Old-school vs. New-school workplace learning: which side are you? Old school corporate training has its great merits but it also has had its time. The newer generations do not have the patience to sit through long lectures. New school training with its flexible, mobile and learner-driven focus is the right answer for today’s business world.

Top e-learning trends to keep an eye on in 2018

Top e-learning trends to keep an eye on in 2018

E-learning

People have always had a fascination with the future. For businesses, however, it is necessity rather than curiosity and they don’t make use of crystal balls. Luckily enough they have the possibility to draw informed predictions and forecasts about the foreseeable future. Here are the trends to look for in this field in 2018: Virtual and Augmented Reality, gamification, social learning, xAPI and open platforms.

What AI has in store for the future of corporate training

What AI has in store for the future of corporate training

E-learning

With AI being so… here, it is bound to eventually impact corporate training. Odds are it will be a very positive impact. Not only will AI make learning more engaging than ever before but it will also provide truly personalized training and development material. AI has the ability to evaluate, learn, and adopt a dynamic strategy and this makes it the perfect solution for the future of corporate learning.

competency-based online training

9 Tips to develop competency-based online training

E-learning

Competency-based online training centers on practicality and real-world application. Employees get the opportunity to master one skill, topic, or task before moving onto the next. This allows them to focus their full attention on talents and abilities they require in the workplace instead of having to absorb theoretical knowledge that fills up their mental schema, but doesn’t improve their productivity or proficiency.

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