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social learning_instructional designers

3 useful social learning tips for instructional designers

Instructional Designers

The mechanism of learning stays the same for children as well as adults and it begins with attention, continues with discussions and always involves motivation. Social learning is the most natural version of the process. With today’s technology at hand and with e-learning becoming the norm of corporate training it is easier than ever to incorporate all the social tools and platforms.

LMS success

What does achieving LMS success really mean?

LMS

Rather than just going for the LMS version with the most features, you need to figure out what exactly would meet the needs of your organization in terms of learning and training metrics. A well-chosen LMS platform can be the best investment. If the managers are happy and the employees engaged and retained, organizational success is a given.

4 Reasons why you should include games in business training

4 Reasons why you should include games in business training

E-learning, Instructional Designers

Before you dismiss it as yet another made-up nonsense for the young generation, gamification does not mean turning serious academic material into games. Game mechanics, however, prove very useful when your goal is to create engaging content that facilitates information retention. There are at least four reasons why the use of games in online courses, as they help to satisfy four common learning needs.

LMS misconceptions

5 LMS misconceptions to look out for

LMS, Managers

The LMS market is booming, as more and more business organizations realize the importance of having a centralized system for as much learning that happens in the work space as possible. But despite the growing presence of LMSs in the organizational training world, there are still people who don’t get how these systems work and how they can help their businesses.

Why content design is critical for learner engagement

Why content design is critical for all types of learners

E-learning, Instructional Designers

By using e-learning in business training you can reach everybody in the company and if your courses are designed right, there is no challenge in getting them to stick with you. A great content design is critical for learner engagement, so you need to consider at least micro-learning, scenarios, gamification and responsive design.

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.

Gamification – a cross-generational affair

Gamification – a cross-generational affair

E-learning, Managers

The workforce is a cross-generational affair, mixing Gen Xers, Millennials and Baby Boomers. The use of gamification in training holds the power to engage the greatest part of the demographics. If properly designed, it reaches wide categories of staff and can turn even the dullest topic or task into something enjoyable and worthwhile.

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.

The impact of the right office furniture on employee motivation, engagement and productivity

Managers

The right office furniture impacts the well-being of employees and can hinder their ability to be top performers in a subtle but powerful way. When physical pain gets in the mix with new complex things that need to be learned or thorny work-related issues that need to be solved, employees tend to be less attentive, lose focus and count the minutes until they can get up and go home.

the gamification of work

Why companies should consider the gamification of work

E-learning, Managers

Considering the growing numbers of job-hopping employees, what can companies do to fight low employee retention rates? Well, the gamification of work might be a solution, by allowing employees to try out different jobs in different departments, within the same company, for a set period of time.

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