Tag Archives: instructional design

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

What to Know About UX and Learning Management Systems

Two terms that are used in conjunction with one another are user experience or UX and learning management systems also called an LMS. If you’re not familiar with these terms, or you have some level of familiarity, but you’re not sure of best practices when it comes to incorporating UX into your employee training delivered through a learning management system, there’s plenty to know. The following provides an overview of what user experience or UX refers to, what a learning management system is, and how the two come together in the world of corporate training and employee training.   Continue reading

The One-Hour Training Challenge

If you were tasked with creating a one-hour training module on some particular topic, how long do you suppose it would take? There are lots of reasons why taking the time to realistically and accurately answer this question is an important thing to do. You might be required to more accurately assess the cost and budget of what your company’s learning department is doing. If you’re savvy, you want to know this in order to calculate the return on investment (ROI) that your company gets from your learning and training efforts. Either way, if your company’s leadership is asking you to develop a training program and want to know how long it will take, it would be nice to give a real answer instead of something vague or unsure. Continue reading