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The posts in this category cover subjects that are interesting and useful for adult learners who want to develop professionally through training programs.

Millennials + Video = Love

Millennials + Video = Love

E-learning, Learners, Managers

Millennials in the workplace. Love them or hate them, they are here to stay. And you have to adapt your ways of office training if you want to benefit from the sometimes surprising minds of the largest generation today. Because between a cat video and an Instagram post there can be a tutorial on how to create extended reports in SalesForce or any other video related to a tough task everyone else avoids to do. Video learning rocks!

Too busy for learning

Too busy for learning? That’s just an excuse!

Instructional Designers, Learners

The paradigm surrounding workplace training is that while everyone agrees upon its importance, almost nobody puts it on their high priority list. Managers know that their company’s competitiveness is directly related to employees’ skills development, yet L&D departments are often the first to be hit by budget cuts. Employees are perfectly aware that developing their skills directly contributes to their professional development, yet they always have something urgent to do and simply don’t show up at training sessions.

How can instructional designers destroy this “too busy” attitude towards learning?

Branching scenarios: Getting to e-learning’s El Dorado

Branching scenarios: Getting to e-learning’s El Dorado

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Learners, LMS

Branching scenarios make your learners experience real world challenges and deal with real life consequences of their choices, all without real life risks.

They transform the learner from a passive observer into an active and involved participant. The unfolding of the narrative creates a memorable experience, thus helping the learner better retain the information. The consequences of their choices, especially the ones that led to failure, will stick to their minds and will determine them to make the right decisions when real life situations demand them.

power of emotions on learning

The power of emotions on learning

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Learners

Emotions can be compared with an on/off switch for learning. While positive emotions have the power to motivate learners, negative emotions can actually impede the learning process. Instructional designers should strive to create the best environment for learners to feel safe to interact, experiment and explore new topics.

mistakes in e-learning

Making mistakes in e-learning: A dream come true

Learners, LMS

Happy 2016! Raise your glass for a year full of mistakes! Hear, hear!

What? Are mistakes not on your new year’s resolutions list? I think they should be.

Find out why making mistakes in a secure place like an LMS can actually be good for employees and their companies.

introverted learners

How introverted learners benefit from online training

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Learners

Offering introverted people the same chance to thrive in a learning environment, no matter if it’s traditional or online, should be a major concern for all teachers and trainers. But if you’re an instructional designer who’s using a cloud-based LMS to create and organize your training materials, you’ll be pleased to know you already have the upper hand on this.

Teaching techniques that annoy adult learners

5 Teaching techniques that annoy adult learners

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Learners

More often than not, e-learning instructors spend a lot of time on perfecting their courses but forget how to actually teach. And that’s why they shouldn’t be surprised to find out that their learners find their teaching style outdated, not engaging and sometimes downright annoying.

Follow these 5 teaching techniques if you want to annoy your adult learners.

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