The posts in this category address various subjects related to e-learning and its role in delivering successful training programs within organizations of all types and sizes.

better graphic design in e-learning courses

5 Tips for better graphic design in e-learning courses


Since the way things look play such a great part in a person’s decision to buy or go through with something, it puts instructional designers in the position of paying a lot more attention to how training courses look rather than focusing mainly on the learning objectives and information to be delivered. So here are a few ideas to put into practice for those who want a better graphic design in their e-learning courses.

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Using incentives to increase employee engagement with e-learning


It’s always been a challenge for instructional designers to answer the “what’s in it for me” question that every learner asks themselves at the start of a course. Getting someone to study requires a lot more that the logical explanation of why they should do it. Developing a coherent incentive system to go with corporate e-learning helps a lot with this issue as well as with increasing employee engagement and retention.

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Beyond 508 – UX e-learning design


Many organizations that are not required to do so by law choose to be 508 Compliant as this provides greater inclusivity. Since this section is directly referring to all technology driven software, this also applies to all virtual learning. For companies this means that all e-learning programs should abide to the rules and be easy to access by anyone in any circumstance.

e-learning personas

Why creating e-learning personas can improve online training efficiency


Generally people are prone to respond well to those who appear to like and, most importantly, understand them. For e-learning designers this means they need to know who they are designing it for and what makes that particular target audience (or audiences) tick. Using personas (or learner profiles) is a good way to make sure that the end user is always minded, right from the blueprinting stage of a course.

advantages of microlearning

10 Advantages of microlearning in online training


Just because something is small it doesn’t mean it should be overlooked. A drop of learning wrapped in a small training package can have a huge positive impact on employee productivity. Microlearning can really turn out to be that drop that makes the training potion magic and give trainees the heal of knowledge. So let’s focus on 10 positive aspects of microlearning that might convince you to add it to your training potion!

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The challenge of training in a digital world


It is indeed challenging to create and deliver training programs in today’s digital world. It’s not an easy task to keep up with all the technological advancements in the training industry, decide on the best new tech to include in instruction, all while maintaining the learner’s needs — both basic and job specific — at the core of the decision-making process. However, as challenging as this may be, it’s worth the effort.

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Video making for training – 3 steps to take before yelling “action!”


Like most business professionals, L&D specialists face the constant challenge to stay on top of the rapid developments in their field. Employing the latest technology is a must and video has lately become the favorite medium for getting information. There are many great apps, tips and videos out there that can bring out the director in anybody, but before yelling “lights, camera, action!”, here are three things to be checked off the list.

E-learning influencers to watch in 2018

10 E-learning influencers to watch in 2018 [INFOGRAPHIC]


Whether you’re new to e-learning or a seasoned veteran in the industry, there’s one thing you should never forget: online training is always changing. In order to get a step ahead of the competition, check out our very subjective list of people who know the ins and outs of e-learning for businesses. Following one or more of them — and what they have to say — might help your company thrive this year.

before designing an e-learning module

What to consider before designing an e-learning module


The key to a successful training program is making sure it is just what the company, the employees and the industry needs. That’s why L&D professionals need to conduct a training needs assessment, align learning with company objectives and also keep an eye on the future, all before starting to design an e-learning module. Making an effort to do all this will surely prove a lot more beneficial to all involved.

IoT in the workplace

A glimpse into the future: IoT in the workplace


IoT (or the Internet of Things) is the network of physical devices, vehicles, home appliances and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity which enables these objects to connect and exchange data. The limits of where IoT might take us in our private and professional lives cannot yet be foreseen. What’s already clear though, is that it will have a tremendous impact in the reshaping of all objects, devices and everyday tasks.