Effectively designing eLearning for a global audience

Our world is one that’s almost entirely impacted by globalization, particularly in terms of business and corporate organizations.

Many companies have employees not just across the country, but across the globe, so how do you tackle the challenge of providing training and development that speaks to a diverse international audience?

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Best practices for healthcare simulation in eLearning

Simulation training can encourage real life application.

Simulation training can encourage real life application.

We’ve recently discussed the importance of simulations in healthcare eLearning. As we covered, they’re valuable for a myriad of reasons, but namely they provide the opportunity for healthcare professionals to make decisions in a risk-free environment, which can then be translated to a real-world clinical situation.

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Why employee development is an ignored concept and what you can do about it

Employee engagement is key to effective training.

Employee engagement is key to effective training.

Employee development is one of the most overlooked and underutilized aspects of management and leadership, yet it can be one of the most valuable.

It’s not just employees that see development training as a hassle—most managers also are unwilling to put the necessary time into the process, and the result is frustration on the part of employees, and even more importantly, a loss of top talent.

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Top 5 tips for creating case studies that pack a punch

Case studies are an incredibly valuable component to add to eLearning, when they’re well-written, but how do you go about writing one that’s going to be both engaging and effective?

You want the message to be powerful, and you want it to be something that resonates with employees in a way that’s going to have a long-term impact on their behavior and decision-making skills.

Top 5 tips for creating case studies that pack a punch

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Engaging eLearning: Include a case study

When you understand how adults learn, it allows you to create more effective eLearning training materials. One of the primary components that is important to understand in the adult learning process is that we want to learn in a way that we can then quickly apply to a real-world situation.

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Soft skills: An important challenge for today’s trainers

Soft skills: An important challenge for today's trainersSoft skills are very unique in terms of how they are taught and learned. Unlike hard skills, which focus on ensuring an employee successfully masters a certain skill to directly apply in the workplace, soft skills are really all about changing an employee’s emotions, behaviors or reactive techniques.

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Socializing your eLearning

Social learning is becoming an increasingly relied-upon tool in the world of corporate eLearning. It provides unique opportunities for collaboration on a small, or even global, scale and it can provide excellent opportunities to develop skills and, in particular, problem-solving skills.

Social learning is a prime way to make your corporate training and eLearning more engaging, foster a sense of team work and make it more relevant for the learner.

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Customer service training tips from the Apple Playbook

Apple is a global powerhouse—the brand is instantly associated with positive feelings from consumers around the world. A large part of that success seems to be not just their innovative products, but also their dedication to customer service.

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