The Value of Effective Onboarding and How to Incorporate It Into Your eLearning

Onboarding is really a broad term that encompasses so much of what employees need to know when they become part of an organization. It’s the knowledge and skills, yes, but it also speaks heavily to the corporate culture and socialization required for an employee to become a valued part of a company. Continue reading

Overcoming eLearning Hurdles for Small Business – Small Business Skills Training

If you’re a small business owner focusing on the day-to-day operations of your business, eLearning may seem like one of those distant, abstract concepts used by major companies like DuPont, and even governmental organizations like the Centers for Disease Control.

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It’s All About the Imagery: Tips and How-To’s For Including Images in Your eLearning

When you’re designing multimedia learning content, you’ll find imagery becomes extremely important, but as with writing content and developing videos, the images and graphics you use should be done so in a way that’s smart and that’s going to increase the overall effectiveness of your content. 

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The When and How of Building a Branching Scenario

Branching scenarios are a highly effective component of many learning management systems (LMS), but we have found there are some common questions about building branching scenarios. How to know when they’re appropriate to use and how to get started building one that works?

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Top 5 Tips for Creating Your Next eLearning Script

For many people in a corporation or organization, particularly those charged with creating multimedia learning content for training and development, writing may not be a talent. Writing can in fact be a daunting task for people who don’t specialize in doing so, yet creating meaningful learning management system (LMS) content relies on the quality of writing. Continue reading

Training and Development – How Do They Compare?

Training and development are often two words that get lumped together, particularly in the world of eLearning. Large corporations and small businesses alike often see these two concepts as something that go hand-in-hand, and while both may require (e)Learning, that’s essentially where the similarities end. Continue reading

Empower Your Employees and Reap the Benefits

So much of what happens in the workplace is dependent on empowerment. When employees feel empowered they comfortable making vital decisions, they tend to be more engaged and there’s a better overall sense of happiness and fulfillment in the workplace, which means a reduction in turnover and more engagement.  More satisfied employees also tend to be more productive, achieve more and miss fewer days of work.
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Can You Teach Employees to ‘Fit In?’

Corporate culture is one of those terms that floats around quite a bit, particularly when it comes to training new employees. You want your new employees to not just understand what it is your organization stands for, but you want them to be able to implement their understanding of your culture, and essentially, as one Forbes writer recently put it, assimilate. Continue reading