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February 12, 2016

4 Tips To Develop Soft Skill Courses For Corporate eLearning

Soft skills may not help a learner perform a specific task or master a job-related topic. However, they are an invaluable part of the learning process. In this article, I'll offer insight on how to build soft skills courses for corporate eLearning, and highlight the top 4 skill sets that learners need in the modern workplace.
by Christopher Pappas
February 12, 2016

From Learning Nuggets And Paths To Learning Maps And Learning GPS

Creating effective eLearning is hard, especially when you do not have an eLearning background. In this article I will describe how you can improve your eLearning by creating smaller modules, tie them together in learning paths, and then a learning GPS will plan your learning route. I will add a future outlook for learning as well.
by Kasper Spiro
February 11, 2016

6 Tell-Tale Signs That Your Employees Are Ready For Online Training

There are times when corporate learners may be reluctant or wary about the idea of online training. There are instances when employees are ready and willing to get the corporate eLearning show on the road. In this article, I'll highlight the 6 tell-tale signs to look for that indicate your corporate audience are eager and excited for an online training program.
by Christopher Pappas
February 10, 2016

Conquering The Isolation Of The Online Classroom

Do you ever feel that you are on an educational island? It’s 4 am, you are answering posts in an online classroom and it feels like you are alone. As the poet John Donne[1] said, “no man is an island”. No student or instructor is either. But what are some tips for making the asynchronous online educational environment into communities of learning?
by Elsie Walker
February 9, 2016

How Neuro-Science Drives eLearning Effectiveness And Retention

Over the last several years, I’ve helped many companies evaluate game-based learning and gamification technology solutions. I noticed that vendors are beginning to market how their solutions leverage “brain science”, “neuro-science”, “micro-learning”, and other terms. These are popular buzzwords indeed! The problem is that many solution providers don’t go beyond the use of the buzzword. Where is the substance behind the buzzword in their solution? Let’s provide some substance behind neuro-science as it relates to learning and learners’ retention.
by Bryan Austin
February 8, 2016

Training Needs Analysis For eLearning: 2 Sets Of Questions To Ask The Client 

Now it’s time to meet the client for the very first time as an eLearning Project Manager in order to discuss in detail their training needs and the overall requirements of the eLearning course to be developed. This step is not about selling; the client has already agreed to work with your company, and most probably, has already signed a contract, too. In this article, I will examine what happens in this very first meeting with the client, how the eLearning Project Manager identifies what to be included in the eLearning course to be produced by using the right set of questions for training needs analysis for eLearning, and how this meeting proceeds by setting priorities and documenting what to be delivered .
by Marisa Keramida (M.Ed.)