E-Learning

ELearning is a uniquely transformative force which has direct bottom line impact. However Elearning has to be done right to ensure its vast advantages are realized in organizations. Get the latest thought leadership in Elearning.

Five Training Videos to Help You Prepare for Black Friday

If you’re a veteran retailer, you know what’s waiting after Thanksgiving Day festivities with family and friends. You’ll get up early, well before dawn, and at work to find dozens and even hundreds of customers already camped outside your retail outlet waiting to take advantages of those special deals reserved for door crashers only. By the time you roll out, over twelve hours later, you’ll feel like you’ve just weathered a major storm. So, how do you prepare? To begin, watch these training videos. Continue reading

Lessons Learned from Three Recent Ed Tech Trends

Remember when MOOCs were the wave of the future? What about setting up a classroom or campus on Second Life? Perhaps, you made a huge investment in gamification? The reality is that like all other aspects of education, trends come and go in online learning. That’s why knowing when to buy in and to what extent is important. But first, a short history of predictions, outcomes and lessons learned.

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Why Summer is a Great Time to Scale Up Online Training

Training should happen year round, but there is no question that during the summer months, many workplaces shift into low gear and this can open up additional bandwidth to scale up online training. With staff out on vacation and in many industries, lower customer demand, it is often the case that employees have just a bit more breathing space on the job from late June to late August. Rather than let employees sit idle as they wait for incoming calls or work orders, however, this downtime can be effectively used to scale up one’s training program. To do this in a cost-effective way without additional staff, the first step is to chose an effective learning management system. Continue reading

5 Questions to Ask when Launching an Online Training Program

Launching an online training program is much easier than many business owners think. In fact, with a learning management system, it is easy to roll out a training program for just a dozen employees or for thousands of employees.  Moreover, with an online training program, overhead is reduced, and one can be rest assured that the cost of the program will be appropriately scaled to the size of their workforce. Whatever the scale of your online training program, however, it is important to begin by asking the right questions. Below, we explore 5 questions to ask when launching an online training program. Continue reading

The Learnability of Your eLearning Courses

There are lots of different ways to evaluate the effectiveness of your eLearning efforts, which is essential to making sure your learning department can document robust return on investment (ROI) and stay in the good graces of your company’s upper management and leadership. While evaluation can run the gamut from simple to complex, one concept that has appeared recently is a dimension being called learnability. I think it’s worth taking a closer look at it to see if it’s something you should work into your eLearning evaluation process. Continue reading

Boosting Workplace Engagement with eLearning

You know on some level your eLearning efforts provide real value to your company, but it can also be easy to lose sight of this fact when you’re in the day-to-day slog of making it happen. It’s always good to remind yourself of just how valuable your work is. One aspect many learning professionals don’t often consider is the vital role their efforts can play in workplace engagement and retention. This is important, so hear me out. Continue reading

2017 eLearning Trends: Student-Driven Learning

Ask any educator and they will tell you, learning is not a one-size fits all experience. Some people learn best when they are alone and hunkered down in a library with a stack of books. Other people learn best when working as part of a team. Some people learn by repeating skills over and over again and others only need to encounter a new skill or concept once or twice before they are up and running. In traditional classrooms and workshop settings, developing learning experiences for everyone can be a major challenge. While one can try to incorporate different Continue reading

2017 eLearning Trends: Micro Learning

Micro Learning is a term that has now been around for at least a few years, but it is also one expected to gain ground in 2017. The concept is generally used to describe any type of learning, but especially eLearning, that breaks down the learning experience into small and easily consumable bits. Download our free presentation on MicrolearningHow to make a long story short. A piece of information that can be conveyed in a minute-long video or a new skill that can be acquired by playing an interactive game for just a few minutes would both be examples of micro learning. In this post, we explore what micro learning is, why it is become more popular, and how it is expected to impact eLearning in 2017. Continue reading

Make Training More Accessible with eLearning

Every year, more people with disabilities enter the workplace, but this is not a surprise. After many years of lobbying, the U.S. school system is finally making modest progress. More students with disabilities are now graduating from high school and college than ever before. There is still more work to be done, but the trend is moving in the right direction, and this means that more people with disabilities are also now on the job market and in the workforce. Of course, this means rethinking how we deliver workplace training too. As it turns out, eLearning is the most affordable and effective way to develop training courses that are accessible to every employee. Continue reading

Do you really need e-learning for your employees?

E-learning is perceived as a competitive advantage for organizations, especially those that are multinational in nature and have a diverse workforce at different locations. Online education does have immense tangible and measurable benefits. But, blindly jumping into the bandwagon will not work. You need to gauge your requirement and plan your way forward. Use it only if you need it. Continue reading