eLearning Plays a Significant Role in Today’s Global Health Landscape

Ebola is something that’s on the tip of everyone’s tongues right now. What started as an epidemic in West Africa has now become an alarming outbreak that has come to the U.S.

As America’s healthcare workers are claiming a lack of training on the proper protocols and handling of Ebola, we have to look toward other global organizations and how they’ve implemented safety and medical training to their own teams who are in the hot zones, primarily in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. Continue reading

The eLearning Landscape for 2015

Multimedia learning is all about technology, and it’s an industry that’s continuously making strides forward, whether it’s in the delivery of education to students in remote corners of the world, or new methods corporate trainers can utilize for a more productive workforce. Continue reading

Is Your Training Outdated? Take a Look at These Signs to See If Your Organization Needs a Training Revamp

Are your employees struggling to remain engaged in the workplace?

Do people in your organization dread having to undergo training?

Do you see the need to constantly retrain employees on the same concepts over and over again?

Are customers unresponsive to the tactics used by your sales or customer service team?

Are there accidents or missteps occurring on the manufacturing floor? Continue reading

How to Humanize Your Training Materials

Perhaps one of the biggest pitfalls made during the creation of corporate and business-related training materials is the lack of a human element.

When you’re writing the script or developing the content for your eLearning material, you may go on auto-pilot and simply write as if you’re a computer.

Unfortunately, that tendency to forget you’re creating content for real people is also possibly what’s sabotaging the effectiveness of your training. Continue reading

Storyboarding mistakes and how to avoid them

Storyboarding, for people experienced with eLearning and course design, can be an extremely simple way to ensure you’re getting great quality training and maximum effectiveness. Unfortunately, not every corporate trainer is experienced with eLearning, so here’s what you should know, whether you’re a novice or simply want to refresh your training efforts.

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Retraining vs. Firing: Which is more beneficial for your organization

When you’re heading up a business and you see a problem, or you’re simply not getting the profits you’d like to, the first inclination can often be to fire someone—or many someones.

What’s important to remember is that firing may not always be the best option—not just from an emotional standpoint, but also from a financial perspective.

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Facing a Manufacturing Skills Gap? Consider Reskilling Current Employees

You’ll often hear tales of how the manufacturing industry in the U.S. is dead, yet there is a simultaneous message that the manufacturing industry simply can’t find the employees it needs; employees with the skills required to thrive.

So which is it?

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Bridging the Gap: How to Train Remote Employees

Remote work environments are becoming more common than ever. According to estimates from professional organizations like the Society for Human Resources Management, anywhere from about 30 to 45 percent of many companies’ employees work remotely, at least occasionally. Continue reading

Is Responsive Design Right for Your eLearning?

Oh, boy…another one of those eLearning buzzwords to contend with: responsive design. It’s a term that’s on many people’s minds, whether they’re course designers or eLearning professionals of any sort, but if you’re fairly new to the world of learning management systems (LMS), and you’re considering incorporating it into your business-based training and development, how do you know whether or not you should be using responsive design, and if you do, what’s the best way to do that? For one thing, you can get trained using Articulate Storyline. Continue reading