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Why trainers are paramount to e-learning success

Why trainers are paramount to e-learning success

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Managers

Corporate trainers should not worry about going extinct any time soon. E-learning has the capacity to make their lives and jobs significantly easier. A lot of subjects that used to be a bore can now be delivered in e-learning form. Since classroom trainers do a lot more than simply deliver content in front of an audience, e-learning is actually there to make their job easier and more interesting rather than obsolete.

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Why can’t organizations learn and innovate fast enough?

Managers

Why can’t organizations learn and innovate fast enough? Because the people in them have an innate resistance to change that raises a barrier against innovation, and the motivated and engaged employees are outnumbered by disengaged and negative ones.

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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.

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The three components to successful learning in the corporate space

E-learning, Managers

Graham Hall, a professional Learning Specialist, guest blogs today, giving some practical insights on the three components to successful learning in the corporate space. Graham has a ton of L&D experience under his belt, having helped numerous large and small businesses to implement successful training solutions over the years.

Games in training

Games in training are no game play

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Managers

The use of games for business training purposes is still a technique that is met with a certain dose of skepticism. The fun and entertaining nature of games goes against the serious attitude of business. Add to this a faulty implementation of gaming principles and mechanics in a training program, and no wonder there are plenty of managers who consider gamification a joke. But gamification can lead to impressive outcomes, and the main reason for this is that it drives engagement.

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Navigating through the rough waters of successful training

E-learning, Instructional Designers

Instructional designers are like sailors navigating through rough waters and they need to overcome all challenges that the three major currents – technology advances, business needs, and learner demands throw at them. Only the best survive and reach their destination of successful training. And when they do, they set sail to the next journey. After all, a calm sea never makes great sailors. Let’s take them one by one and see what can instructional designers do to be on top of them every time?

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Making sense of the senses in e-learning courses (Part 1)

E-learning, Instructional Designers

When it comes to sensorial learning, traditional face-to-face courses have the upper hand over online courses. Instructors can tap on all five senses when teaching in a physical setting. However, it’s not impossible to make online learners “feel” the course.

This first part will deal only with sight, as it’s the most important sense in learning and deserves a blog entry on it’s own.

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