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Instructional Designers

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.

experiential learning

Why experiential learning is so important in the workplace

E-learning, Instructional Designers

Experiential learning is the process of learning through experience. Simply said, it’s learning by doing. We all learn better when we are directly involved in a learning experience rather than when we are simply recipients of ready-made content, like formal training courses. Experiential learning comes with interactivity and participation, and is much more effective than traditional learning approaches. But why is experiential learning so important in the workplace?

storytelling in games

How storytelling in games affect training

E-learning, Instructional Designers

Games come with an element of fun and inspire competition. What’s more, they offer a safe learning environment, where employees can test their knowledge without real-life risks. Storytelling makes the learner the main character of the game, which leads to even higher engagement rates. The centuries-old storytelling, along with the satisfaction of the top human needs of games will never get out of style.

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