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Instructional Designers

technology can change formal learning

How technology can change formal learning

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Learners

Formal learning may count for only approximately 10% of all the learning that happens at work, but it’s nevertheless important. And technology can transform it. Currently, only 26% of formal learning is currently e-enabled. I find it shocking that only a quarter of formal learning can be done online. The use of technology can bring along a lot of potential for successful learning at work.

LMS best practices

6 LMS best practices for instructional designers

E-learning, Instructional Designers

With so many features and options, things can get a little overwhelming when it comes to using a new LMS. We’re talking about a new platform, after all. Here are exactly 6 best practices that instructional designers follow when it comes to getting used to a new LMS and figuring out how to use it at its full potential.

LMS migration

LMS migration in 5 easy steps

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Managers

Sooner or later all business that use a learning management system to train their employees and to support their professional development will need to migrate to a new and improved system. As with all complex processes — and keeping in mind Murphy’s laws — a million of things can go wrong during an LMS migration. Check out the following 5 steps you should follow for a successful LMS migration.

big data

How big data changes the training scenery

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Managers

In the e-learning arena, big data means the data produced by learners interacting with the learning content during an e-learning course or training module: their learning progress, the time spent on each lesson, the time spent on a particular part of the lesson (a video, for example), their assessment results, their social sharing, their interactions with other learners or with instructors, and so on, and so forth. All these data affects companies’ ability to deliver success in learning and development, learner engagement and ultimately, business performance.

visual learners

Addressing the needs of visual learners in training

E-learning, Instructional Designers

It’s better to have brains than good looks, but why settle for half of what you can get? An LMS needs to do all the heavy work when it comes to creating courses, assignments, and tests, as well as gathering data for each learner and provide thorough reports. But it also needs to offer a great user experience for administrators, instructors, and learners alike. Visual learners prefer a variety of learning materials, eye-catching learning materials over text-only ones, and they simply love videos.

training senior employees

Tips for training senior employees

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Managers

Millennials are set to take over the workplace. But what about the older employees? What about the graying workforce that greatly contributes to a company’s success? Shouldn’t business training programs seriously address the learning needs of senior employees as well? Companies that don’t plan for generational management shifts risk falling behind and losing out to their competitors.

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