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Instructional Designers

The posts in this category cover subjects of interest for instructional designers, trainers and anyone involved in delivering business training programs.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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