There is a good reason for that never ending army of professionals behind every good motion picture. But that can’t be the case for those who need to produce ‘self made’ video content for online instruction. So here are four things about making videos every instructional designer should know and a few tips on how to implement them: lights, cameras, composition and sound.
Old-school vs. New-school workplace learning: which side are you? Old school corporate training has its great merits but it also has had its time. The newer generations do not have the patience to sit through long lectures. New school training with its flexible, mobile and learner-driven focus is the right answer for today’s business world.
People have always had a fascination with the future. For businesses, however, it is necessity rather than curiosity and they don’t make use of crystal balls. Luckily enough they have the possibility to draw informed predictions and forecasts about the foreseeable future. Here are the trends to look for in this field in 2018: Virtual and Augmented Reality, gamification, social learning, xAPI and open platforms.
Millennials’ need for independence, flexibility and a great work/life balance means all learning programs have to allow them to move at their own pace and choose when and how they develop their skills and competencies. These programs should include both formal and informal learning, allow for mentorship within the organization and most importantly, be mobile friendly, micro-designed and gamified.
A global workforce need training too, and there are a few details that can make or break a training program for multilingual employees. Besides translating courses, localizing them, adapting them to the various cultural differences, the most important aspect when determining the success of a multilingual training course is its relevance and alignment with both individual and organisational learning needs.
With AI being so… here, it is bound to eventually impact corporate training. Odds are it will be a very positive impact. Not only will AI make learning more engaging than ever before but it will also provide truly personalized training and development material. AI has the ability to evaluate, learn, and adopt a dynamic strategy and this makes it the perfect solution for the future of corporate learning.
Designing good-quality, engaging e-learning content can be both an exciting and a daunting task. Pretty much all the design apps and tools available promise to be the most user-friendly, easy-to use in the world. Even though this is sometimes just a promise, some of these apps are exactly what their creators say they are and make the life of designers a lot easier. Here are our favorite four.
Oh how time flies! It seems like yesterday when I wrote about celebrating the first year anniversary of the MATRIX Blog. 2017 meant a bigger team, more diversity of voices talking about workplace learning and online training programs, more posts, more conferences, more… everything. The combined effort of the entire MATRIX team and all our readers made our blog climb in the first 7% of all e-learning blogs.
Competency-based online training centers on practicality and real-world application. Employees get the opportunity to master one skill, topic, or task before moving onto the next. This allows them to focus their full attention on talents and abilities they require in the workplace instead of having to absorb theoretical knowledge that fills up their mental schema, but doesn’t improve their productivity or proficiency.
Skills make the world go round. Well, at least the corporate world. Your employees must master the skills they need to navigate each new work day, from communication and lateral thinking to the fine art of negotiation and persuasion. But how do you know if your staff is building the skill sets their job demands? Here are 7 tips to track skill growth with the help of LMS reports.