Get Lean: eLearning for Manufacturing Automation and Lean Training

If you’re in any way associated with the manufacturing industry, you’ve likely heard the term “lean,” repeated over and over again in a professional context.

While “lean” itself may seem like a buzzword, it does have a lot of important implications for the industry. Namely, manufacturing organizations strive to remain lean in order to become more efficient, keep prices low for customers, and simultaneously deliver a more high quality product.

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In Or Out: Should You Outsource the Development of Your eLearning Content?

When does it make sense to outsource elearning content development?

When does it make sense to outsource elearning content development?

If you’ve made the decision to introduce eLearning content into your corporation or organization you’re on the right path, but the next question becomes, “who’s going to develop the content?”

Innovative eLearning platforms have made it significantly simpler to do your eLearning development in-house from a technical standpoint, but there are also advantages to outsourcing the creation of that content.

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The Why’s and How’s of Including Videos in eLearning and Training Materials

If you’re creating eLearning or organizational training materials and you’re on the fence about whether or not to include videos, the evidence is strongly in favor of doing so.

Videos become tricky for some employers and creators of eLearning materials —they’re unsure of whether they’re necessary, if they’re worth the time it takes to create them, and how to make them meaningful and effective.

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How Classic Learning Principles Impact eLearning

Yes, eLearning, particularly in a traditional workplace like the manufacturing industry can seem like a novel idea, and while it does rely on utilizing new technology to teach concepts and train employees, much of eLearning is based on basic principles that have been explored for decades or more.

The key to successfully incorporating eLearning into your workplace or organization really relies on grasping timeless concepts of learning, and then using those to derive effective, efficient, and technologically-advanced eLearning materials.

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Effective eLearning For a Multi-Generational Workforce

Corporations and organizations are facing a significant challenge when it comes to training their employees—how to train across the generations.

Now, more than ever before, there are employees who span the generations coming together in one work environment. A primary reason is because an increasing number of older workers are holding off on retiring, as younger workers are entering the workforce simultaneously. Continue reading

Why Leadership Training is a Good Employee Retention Tool

Why Leadership Training is a Good Employee Retention Tool

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Statistics show that about 50 percent of people worldwide moved to a different employer within the past year. In the United States alone, 45 percent had transferred to another company and 34 percent are thinking about leaving. Without a sound staff retention plan, employers could end up losing the remaining 21 percent of employees who may not even be committed or loyal to the company.

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20 Ways to Improve Mandatory Training

Making Mandatory Meaningful

How can employees be challenged to change their attitudes about mandatory training? How can you train people who don’t want to be trained?

Finding the answer to these questions has been the source of multiple research studies over the last two decades, spurred by the growth of the e-learning industry and globalization of the workforce.

As e-learning continues growing at a rapid pace, now is a good time strategically to consider new ways to think about designing and delivering mandatory courses. eLeaP can be a powerful part of that new thinking. Try it free.

Based on some of the most significant studies into the delivery of mandatory training in the last 30 years, we have compiled 20 ways to improve mandatory training in your organization.

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Tips for Facilitating Leadership Training for Top Management

Top company executives have earned their position through years of hard work, industry experience and strong networking. In the business world, resting on one’s laurels is a big no; long-term success requires continuous learning.

According to Longnecker and Fink (2006), “For executives to successfully continue their development…the executive must seek out new information. Top-level managers need to take the time to read relevant publications and books, attend formal continuing education programs, workshops and/or seminars, attend informational meeting and lectures at professional/trade associations, carefully sift through benchmarking information; and, engage in other ‘scanning’ activities, to learn about the needs of their organization and better understand their role demands.”

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Utilize Leadership Activities to Strengthen Your Entire Organization

Utilize Leadership Activities to Strengthen Your Entire Organization

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Investing in leadership development is an important and strategically beneficial decision for business owners and operators. There are many different styles of leadership training, but they all serve an essential purpose: to enhance current leadership and grow the next generation of leaders to take over.

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The Essence of Gamification

The Essence of Gamification for E-Learning

The Essence of Gamification for E-Learning

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Game mechanics are employed to engage users, create extended periods of interaction and to reward engagement in order to ensure loyalty. This is the essence of gamification. We encourage you to utilize these game mechanics when you are designing or creating any training or e-learning content applications:

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