Are games the best brain-training tactics? They might be. Games can improve problem-solving skills, boost the creation of new memories and stimulate mental cognition and produce positive brain changes. Games have been incorporated in learning materials for a long time but lately, with the newest technology it is easier than ever to use them in order to train the brain. For instructional designers, the possibilities are limitless.
For small HR teams or managers who don’t have access to learning and development professionals, maintaining a learning culture can be daunting. A learning management system (LMS) can help. HR can use these solutions to create, update, organize and distribute key training courses that enhance employees’ skills and keep them on the path to success. What’s more, they can also keep up with the trends in L&D.
Immersive experiences are definitely trending. Corporate learning may seem like a long way from popular entertainment, but this field also needs to keep up with technological advances as the workforce is increasingly younger and more immersed into the digital world. Employing 360° training materials in training holds great promise for learning hands-on skills but the possibilities are also limitless where soft skills are concerned.
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.