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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 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.

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.

better remember training

5 tricks to help learners better remember training courses

E-learning, Instructional Designers

Since employees have to actually perform their jobs besides workplace learning, they are not always in the best mental state to pay attention to what happens during training courses. Therefore, instructional designers who include some memory tricks in their training programs improve the chances of employees to better remember what they learn.

engaging the modern learner

Engaging the modern learner: 6 tips for instructional designers

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Managers

Recruiting and hiring new employees that are eager to learn is not everything a business organization needs to be successful. Aside from getting trained, employees need to be engaged into the whole learning process. So how do you engage the modern learner, which has little or not at all time and patience to sit down in a conference room and listen to a trainer for three hours?

Is the 70:20:10 learning model right for your organization?

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Managers

Studies related to the learning process at work show a lot of patterns and models of learning. The 70:20:10 learning model is one of the most valued. According to this model, 70% of learning at work comes from on-the-job experiences; 20% comes from interacting with others, and the rest of 10% is obtained through formal learning. But is 70:20:10 right for your organization?

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