Six Technological Trends That Can Help You Design Awesome E-learning Courses

Today, approximately forty-five percent of the population worldwide have access to the Internet, according to a report published by Internet Live Stats. Technology is making a positive impact on the way people learn. Learners can access training anytime and anywhere. Educational institutions and corporations are opting for online learning instead of physical classroom training. The bottom line is that technology can help you design learning that is more engaging and cost effective. Continue reading

E-Learning is Making Inroads in the Corporate World in the USA

E-learning refers to web-based learning. In the last decade, e-learning has enjoyed unparalleled growth, and the trend is expected to continue. The growth is not just dependent on the adult training industry. In the K12 arena too, online education is gaining popularity in leaps and bounds. But the growth mostly comes from large corporations that have realized the value of online education for their employees and are embracing it for its low cost and high result aspect. Continue reading

Supporting Older Workers with eLearning

There is ample evidence to support the conclusion that older workers have much to contribute to any workforce. Their experience, wisdom, communication and interpersonal skills are readily needed. The challenge is that today many older workers are being asked to do their job in an entirely new context with entirely new tools. Since technology is often seen as an obstacle—the very thing that is preventing older workers from excelling—eLearning and mLearning are often overlooked as a solution. In fact, there’s growing evidence that using eLearning and mLearning to support older workers is an effective way to ensure they have the skills needed to stay in the workforce and keep up with their industrials changing technologies. Continue reading

3 Ways to Engage and Train Interns

Over the past decade, internships have continued to gain popularity. The National Association of College of Universities 2015 survey reported that over 60% of students now complete at least one internship while completing their degrees. While students often consider internships a great way to gain job skills while still in school, for employers, interns can pose notable challenges and even risks. Continue reading

eLearning and Foreign Language Training

We now live in a world where multilingualism is not only common but also essential in business. In some nations, including the Netherlands, Switzerland and Canada, it is commonplace for employees to be well prepared to operate in at least two languages. In parts of the United States, including Texas and Southern California, the ability to operate in English and Spanish is also common. The bottom line is that when you can do business in more than one language, you can tap into wider markets. Continue reading

The Ongoing Growth of eLearning

A new survey suggests that by 2020, the global corporate eLearning market will be worth more than 31 billion. The trend, notably, is not confined to the United States. eLearning in education, at all levels, and the training sector is a global phenomenon that continues to gain momentum. In some circles, there is a strong sense that in the future, education and training will by default involve some form of eLearning. Simply put, moving forward, eLearning will be taken for granted as part of any learning experience rather than seen as an add on. 

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How Training Can Help Crack the Glass Ceiling

Every year, more women crash through the glass ceiling. Of course, women at the top are still far from the majority. In most companies, women represent only a fraction of executives. For example, women hold only 4.2% of CEO positions in the 500 largest U.S. companies. This raises the obvious question: What continues to prevent women from crashing through the glass ceiling? Continue reading

Train Your Volunteers with eLearning

It’s that time of year–the time of year when people’s charitable spirit spikes. Indeed, for most nonprofits, the Thanksgiving to New Years stretch is critical. It is when most donations (money and good) come in and when one is most likely to find people eager to pitch in to help too. But there’s a problem. While anyone running a food bank, women’s shelter, or soup kitchen needs all hands on deck, volunteers can also be a liability. In essence, it’s like bringing dozens and even hundreds of entirely untrained employees on board. Continue reading

Using Fitbit-like Devices in Workplace Training

Wearable technology is becoming increasingly prevalent in our everyday lives and in 2017, there is good reason to believe that this trend will continue. Among the most ubiquitous wearable technologies is the Fitbit. Easy enough for a child or 90-year-old technophobe to use, the device not only motivates people to move more all day long but also helps people keep track of their health vitals. From heart rate to sleep patterns to daily steps, the Fitbit knows exactly what you’re up to. Now imagine if it could be used as a way to deliver educational and training materials too? Continue reading

“Show, Don’t Tell,” with Articulate Storyline 2

If you’ve ever taken a writing class, you’ll already know, the number one rule of good writing is “show, don’t tell.” Indeed, most great writers and experienced professors of writing will tell you that when you show your readers something, you are more likely to captivate them than when you tell your readers something. Why? Because when you show something to readers, they are more likely to enter the scene with you. In short, they are likely to be able to see and feel the experience you seek to convey. Not surprisingly, the “show, don’t tell” rule also holds true when it comes to creating compelling online training courses. Continue reading