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Increase Creativity with These Science-Based Methods

Whether you’ve been in your current job for a few years or more than a decade, just about everyone reaches a point where they feel like they’re stuck. Sure, you keep going through the motions and fulfill the basic duties of your job description, but something’s missing. Maybe you long to have a bigger impact on your company or wish there was a little more spark to your position. What you may be feeling is that you don’t have enough opportunity to be creative in what you do. Even worse, you may feel like you yourself are lacking in creativity, and that’s not a good feeling. But what if you discovered that creativity and innovation are skills you can learn? What if “thinking outside the box” were something you could practice and get better at? Now that would be a gamer-changer, right? Here’s the good news: You can increase creativity with science-based methods! Continue reading

Needs Assessment Options to Guide eLearning Development

It’s important to emphasize that all the learning programs of a company or organization, whether it’s eLearning or otherwise, are most effective when they are aligned to business goals. Let’s say your company has decided that it needs to focus on more effective customer service. It will then be your task as eLearning professionals to come up with the learning programs to achieve the desired results. But wait! Before you start developing content, you need to know a lot more about the specifics of what is needed. This isn’t necessarily up to you entirely – but you should definitely be a part of figuring out the details of what is needed. Which brings us to the more specific topic of this article: Needs assessment options that help guide you in developing the right content. Continue reading

Hiring a Subject Matter Expert for Training and Development Content

What Is a Subject Matter Expert?

In the world of training and development, subject matter experts (SMEs) can be an invaluable resource. When companies are focusing on instructional design, an SME can be a great asset to have because of their level of specialization and expertise. Continue reading

The Value of Digital Training for Employees

Using a learning management system is an excellent way to provide digital skills training to employees, and fill digital gaps that may exist within an organization. Below, we highlight some of the reasons the digital skills training is so essential in any organization, as well as how to use a learning management system to deliver this specialized training. Continue reading

Different Learning Theories to Integrate into a Learning Management System

A learning management system offers companies tremendous benefits when it comes to training employees and developing effective L&D initiatives. One of the many benefits of a learning management system is the fact that you can integrate different learning models and theories into employee training. Continue reading

The Value of a Learning Management System

When a company is considering whether or not to implement a new learning management system, they have to look at the value it’s going to create for their organization. Executives and company leaders may be wondering what the value of a learning management system is, particularly if they’re not familiar with common features and functionalities. Continue reading

Overcoming Common Objections to a Learning Management System

If you’re someone in your organization who has decided there is a need to introduce a learning management system, it’s then up to you to create a business case for it. It can be tough to get buy-in for new technology in a business for a number of reasons. Continue reading

Incorporating User-Generated Content and a Learning Management System

User-generated content and learning management systems—can the two concepts be integrated? How does user-generated content work for employee training? The following is an overview of what user-generated content is, how it can be integrated with a learning management system, and its potential role in corporate and employee training. Continue reading

Learning Management System Integrations for Maximum Impact

Your company relies on a variety of different software applications to keep the business running smoothly and facilitate its work. As a learning professional, the addition of your LMS to suite of applications being used by your business was probably among the more recent additions. An unfortunate number of learning professionals experience a rather rude awakening when it comes time to get that LMS to talk to the other systems in place. Making that happen easily or smoothly seems to be the exception to the rule, which can make your work life much more stressful than you’d like it to be. Learning management system integrations are essential for maximum impact of your learning programs on the business. Here are some things to keep in mind:
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How Training (and a Learning Management System) Drives Revenue

Training and development are concepts that can be difficult for executives and business leaders to see the importance of. Many companies just don’t see the connection between L&D, or even investing in a learning management system, and revenue. Continue reading