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April 23, 2016

5 Steps To Win Subject Matter Experts’ Hearts

Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) are experts in their fields. Their minds are fully covered with the content and experiences that make your learners’ job easier. They have invested a lot of time in the same area and, therefore, their involvement in your eLearning course development is important. But it’s not easy; Subject Matter Experts usually give you a hard time before you get what you are looking for. In this article, you will learn how good communication skills can help you fulfill your expectations.
by Mohammad Hassam
April 22, 2016

5 Ways To Test Online Training On A Tight Budget

Your online training program needs to run smoothly right from the start, but how can you ensure that it will achieve the desired results BEFORE deployment? There's only one way to find out, and that's by putting it through the pre-launch paces. In this article, I'll share 5 techniques that you can use to test your online training course, even if your organization is on a tight budget.
by Christopher Pappas
April 22, 2016

How To Use 70:20:10 Model For eLearning Solutions

What is 70:20:10? According to Morgan McCall, Lombardo, and Eichinger who are credited with developing the idea back in 1996, it comes from how we learn. “Lessons learned by successful and effective managers are roughly: 70% from challenging assignments, 20% from developmental relationships, and 10% from coursework and training.” The number that hopefully jumped straight out at you was the 10%.
by Daniela McVicker
April 22, 2016

eLearning Courses, The Saviors Of The Academic Textbook

Traditional book sales have dropped globally in the last half-decade. This is no longer some technology guru’s forecast, but a true and proven fact in the international publishing industry. The number of books sold has steadily dropped in recent years, decreasing by almost a third in countries deeply damaged by the economic crisis, like Spain or Italy, and hence the number of books printed has gradually been reduced. This trend includes trade, educational, and STM (Science, Technical and Medical) publications, the latter two being the most affected. A drop in sales reveals the need for a change in the business model so that the academic publishing industry can remain profitable. Enter eLearning courses.
by Teresa Lopez
April 20, 2016

The Accidental Instructional Designer: Accidents Happen, And Cammy Bean Explains Why That’s OK

Cammy Bean’s 2014 book "The Accidental Instructional Designer" provides a unique perspective of the Instructional Design field: That of individuals who “accidentally” ended up working as learning professionals. It provides both an overview of the field and a wealth of practical tips for Instructional Designers who have come to realize that their accidental job has become a true vocation. Here’s what I got out of this insightful read.
by Amanda Costa
April 19, 2016

4 Key Advantages eLearning Localization Offers Organizations

Over the past decade, eLearning has been the solution for effectively rolling out consistent, cost-effective training to geographically dispersed audiences. In response to globalization, many organizations now have a presence internationally, operating across continents and between countries, in several languages. eLearning localization could be the answer for overcoming the challenge of effectively training your global audience.
by Ruby Spencer, CTDP