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Making Workplace Safety the Priority it Should Be

When it’s time for workplace safety trainings, you can expect many of your employees to roll their eyes. It’s a topic that is easy to dismiss, and if your workplace safety training content is less than engaging, the reaction is understandable. The problem, however, is that your company runs the risk of creating a workplace culture that fails to make safety a serious concern. That may not seem like a problem when everything is going along just fine, but all it takes is one serious accident or incident to put your company into a serious tailspin from which it can be very difficult to recover. Keep the following in mind when it comes to workplace safety: Continue reading

Jumping on the AI-in-eLearning Bandwagon: Don’t Wait Any Longer

What is your company’s approach to new technologies like AI (artificial intelligence)? There are those that want to be on the leading edge, which is easy for companies that have the resources to be early adopters. Other companies take a more cautious approach, waiting to see how a technology develops and matures or becomes more affordable, thereby hoping to be fast followers who jump on the bandwagon at a time that makes more sense to them. Continue reading

LMS and the Human Brain: What to Know About Learning Experiences

The human brain is undoubtedly the most complex organ we have in our bodies. Scientists are still learning about its 100 billion neurons or so as well as the tasks it performs every minute of every day. The brain is amazingly adaptable. It can restructure itself, create new pathways, and reorganize itself, which it does when the brain learns.

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7 Microlearning Myths Dispelled

Microlearning is buzzing around like it’s the new kid on the learning and development block. But is microlearning new? What qualifies as microlearning? Is it only for millennials? Does it replace all other styles of learning? In a 2017 survey by the Association for Talent Development (ATD), out of almost 600 talent development professionals surveyed, 38 percent used microlearning and an additional 41 percent planned to implement it within the next year.  Although microlearning is becoming more popular as a method of delivering education and training, confusion surrounds this method.

Read on to discover seven microlearning myths dispelled.

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Top 10 Bad Manager Mistakes that Make People Quit

Whether you’re an eLearning professional in a large learning department, a techie in the IT department or a number cruncher in the accounting department, just about everyone has had the experience of being the victim of bad management. For some, it becomes so unbearable that they end up quitting. It’s frustrating how often the managers don’t even realize the role they played in making someone walk out. They’ll blame high turnover on just about anything they think of that doesn’t involve looking in a mirror. It’s also worth noting, however, that in many cases employees are promoted into managerial positions without ever being trained on how to be managers! What’s at stake is the company’s bottom line because as much as 70% of employees’ motivation and performance is influenced by their managers. So, while there is plenty of blame to go around, it’s good to at least be aware of the top 10 bad manager mistakes that make people quit:

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Top 5 Questions About Instructional Videos

Everyone knows that video content is king in the digital era of the 21stcentury, and nowhere does this apply more than instructional videos in the world of learning and training throughout corporate America. Video content today is to eLearning what the flipcharts of yesteryear were to traditional face-to-face instruction and training. Continue reading

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

Training Your Employees to Prevent PR Nightmares

Decades ago, the idea of a PR disaster was one that was rare. There, of course, were companies that suffered under the weight of bad press, but not in the way that companies do today. It seems like every day there is a new disaster affecting businesses around the world. So have businesses gotten less ethical and more sloppy or is there something else to the never-ending barrage of negative PR? Continue reading

eLearning Chatbots: The Future of Corporate Learning and Training?

Chatbots are computer software programs that can engage in conversations with human users, or at least simulate a conversation-like interaction, whether by text messaging or voice chat with a simulated voice. Why is this important? In short, a lot of people are interested in figuring out how to automate interactions between customers and a company, such as in customer service. Extending the concept to eLearning could mean using chatbots to help deliver various kinds of training or learning content. Do eLearning chatbots really have a role to play in corporate learning and training efforts? Continue reading