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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.

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.

micro learning

Micro learning – the big wave of mobile education

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Managers

Micro learning is already established as the wonder child of the online education industry. A normal response to the spectacular growth of mobile learning and an antidote to lack of time and resources in the workplace, bite-sized learning can prove the perfect solution for employees. Providing real-time, relevant information, this type of training boosts employee efficiency, and as such improves company productivity.

modern employee

Learning in the new workplace — how to meet the needs of the modern employee

E-learning, Instructional Designers

The learning organization is an integral part of today’s workplace. The modern employee is acutely aware that in this fast moving world one needs to learn continuously to survive. That’s why L&D departments need to keep up with all technological advancements that allow employee to have more control over their learning process at work and support this new sharing culture.

multilingual training courses

What are your options when creating multilingual training courses?

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Managers

Company growth is based a lot on employee development, and this often means some sort of training. And if we’re talking about a diverse workforce in more than one location on the globe, cultural differences and language variety have the potential to become serious challenges. So company training programs need to be targeted to each group of employees, and their native language should be an important variable.

machine learning

Machine learning – the secret ingredient to personalized training

E-learning, Instructional Designers, LMS

Everyone is talking about why it’s important to offer personalized learning experiences for trainees, and the only way to achieve this is through big data. And with the help of machine learning, that big data about learners is sorted, patterns are found, so instructional designers can make sense of everything and take the best decisions when creating training courses.

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.

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