Online Training

Online training leverages the most potent part of the Internet to deliver training and learning to anyone anywhere on any device. This paradigm shift has already created significant disruptions. Read about the latest on online training.

Five Ways Online Learning Has Grown Over the Past Five Years

Back in 2013, the eLeaP blog launched for the first time. At the time, we already appeared to be well into the online learning revolution. In retrospect, the industry was only beginning to take off and many of the things we now take for granted about online learning were still emerging. This post looks at just five things that have changed since 2013 when we first launched the eLeaP blog. Continue reading

Changing Careers? Retrain Online

Whether you’ve outgrown your current job, or are ready to scale back for retirement, career changes are inevitable. At some point, we want or need more from our jobs or simply want a change. Indeed, over the course of the career cycle, most people  change careers for professional, financial and circumstantial reasons several times and in the 21st century, there are signs that people are changing careers more than ever before. In fact, a 2015 LinkedIn study found that people change job for growth, nearly as much as they change for compensation reasons, and often change for more esoteric reasons (e.g., because they want to work for a small rather than large organization). Whatever the reason for the move, however, career changes nearly always entail retraining, and this is where eLearning can make a huge difference.

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Learning from Online Learning Trends

Remember when Second Life was all the rage? If you don’t, Second Life was a virtual world—a sort of second universe where players could don wings, change their gender, set up a hair salon, pub or art gallery and interact with other avatars (winged or wingless). It was also an immersive platform in which many universities, including Harvard, invested a lot of money. Back in 2006, after all, there were high hopes that setting up a “virtual campus” on Second Life was the wave of the future—at least in online education and training. Of course, as we all now know, it wasn’t. Continue reading

Training for the Future: What We Can Learn from Siri

Siri is the voice-activated personal assistant built into to Apple’s mobile devices. In theory, you ask and Siri responds. With Siri, you can use your voice to send messages, schedule appointments and acquire information. As Siri’s name suggests (reverse it, and it turns into Iris—the divine messenger in Homer’s Iliad), Siri was rolled out with high expectations, but there’s nothing godly or perfect about Siri. Continue reading

5 Ways to Deliver Successful Online Training

Grabbing and retaining the attention of training attendees is one of the biggest challenges companies face in delivering successful online training. You can provide extremely valuable and useful information to share with attendees, but if you are unable to retain the attention of the attendees, then all of your hard work is for naught. Use these five tips as a guideline to build and distribute an online training program that is sure to keep attendees glued to their computer screens. Continue reading

Top 5 Benefits to Online Training Software

When it comes to training employees, you have several different forms of training options available to you. The key to choosing the right training method is to choose the technique that offers the most advantages to the employees attending the training and to the business as a whole. Continue reading

The ROI of Online Training: A Case Study

When an organization considers implementing a computerized training system, particularly when the organization in question is a business run for profit, most want to know what the return on their investment (ROI) will be. This is often the number one consideration for organizations before committing to a particular training system. Continue reading