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E-learning

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.

training for competencies

Training for competencies or merely for skills? A no-brainer, really

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Managers

Employees can be trained either to acquire more skills OR for developing their competencies. These are not the same thing and their value is not equal in the workplace. Skills are very specific activities, some more complex than others. Competencies are the capability of employees to apply a set of related knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform critical work functions.

learning culture

Want to keep your business strong? Build a learning culture

E-learning, Managers

Building a learning culture is the best way to ensure your company will navigate successfully through the ever-changing business environment of today and of the future. The first step is focusing on the people. They are an organization’s best assets and as such they should be provided with diverse and flexible opportunities to learn. Once this is achieved, all employees are given the opportunity to excel at what they do.

Why content design is critical for learner engagement

Why content design is critical for all types of learners

E-learning, Instructional Designers

By using e-learning in business training you can reach everybody in the company and if your courses are designed right, there is no challenge in getting them to stick with you. A great content design is critical for learner engagement, so you need to consider at least micro-learning, scenarios, gamification and responsive design.

training digital natives

Digital natives — how to design and deliver training that clicks

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Managers

It may seem that digital natives do everything differently than the previous generations of employees but give them the time, the choice and the right technology and they will prove that different is in this case better. In order to design programs that will be both friendly and effective for them there are a few things to be taken into account. Check them out!

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.

e-learning outside the box

3 tips on how to get instructional designers to do e-learning outside the box

E-learning, Instructional Designers

Whenever putting out a hiring ad, companies ask for innovative people who can think outside of the box. Creativity seems to have become the number one prerequisite for pretty much everything. The ‘box’, with its implication of rigidity and squareness, symbolizes constrained and unimaginative thinking. So how exactly can one think outside the box? And what can instructional designers do support this kind of thinking?

maximizing your training budget

Maximizing your training budget: instructor-led training, e-learning, or both?

E-learning, Instructional Designers

When it comes to creating training courses most clients tend to believe it is either one or the other, and if they do choose both they assume two independent development streams and budgets. But if we consider the amount of cost and effort to create both instructor-led courses and e-learning ones, the best option for maximizing the training budget is to go for both these possibilities.

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