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online training is cost-effective

3 Reasons why online training is cost-effective

E-learning, Managers

Providing relevant learning opportunities and professional development for employees is certainly a significant investment from the part of companies. Couple this with a foggy ROI, and you can’t really blame managers for searching for options and consider all the ways to cut training costs. Opting for delivering online training is a cost-effective way of investing in employees while optimizing budgets.

wave of knowledge transfer

How LMSs help companies ride the wave of knowledge transfer

E-learning, LMS, Managers

Workplaces nowadays are hit by a huge wave of knowledge transfer, mostly because Baby Boomers are approaching retirement, and the fast-paced business environment pressures employees to always work with the latest updated information. Only technology can help companies successfully manage this transfer of knowledge between employees, and LMSs are almost always a part of the solution.

Benefits of mobile learning

4 Benefits of mobile learning for your company

E-learning, Managers

Now there are various effective tools of training that companies can use, and these tools come in all sizes. The sizes are different, but the shape is basically the same: phones, phablets and tablets. More and more companies turn to using these devices to train their employees and it works, especially if it’s used with a modern business LMS.

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.

responsive design

Why every LMS should have a responsive design

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Managers

In the multi-device, multi-screen world of the workplace, the question is not whether or not to adopt a responsive design for any business website, but rather when to do that. With increasing numbers of mobile devices used by everyone, more and more business problems solved or eased by these devices in the workplace, and higher demands and expectations from the modern, mobile employees, it’s only a matter of time until responsive design will take over all the virtual world. Businesses need to adapt to this reality and make efforts to provide a total mobile user experience for their employees.

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.

Velfies and bite-sized learning

Velfies and bite-sized learning: a recipe for training success

E-learning, Instructional Designers

Velfies and bite-sized learning: bite-sized learning is cheap, offers just-in-time support, can be accessed on mobile devices, and keeps employees engaged during the learning process; videos are the most engaging type of learning materials. What happens when you combine bite-sized learning, videos, and the familiarity and comfort of selfies? The answer is training velfies.

Making sense of the senses in e-learning courses-2

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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