Corporate eLearning Best Practices

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September 16, 2015

Learning Communities As A Vital eLearning Component

People are social animals. In every single day, in relation to various professional or non-professional activities, we enter to and exit from various communities. Sometimes such a community lives for a very short time, like 10 or 15 minutes (eg. group of people waiting to the dentist). Sometimes, however, we become members of communities of much longer time of living and of much bigger learning power. These are the learning communities.
by Marek Hyla
September 14, 2015

10 Big Mistakes In eLearning Design And Development To Avoid

73.6 percent of technology-delivered training at the Fortune 500 firms comes through online methods (workforce.com). Out of the $200 billion Corporate Training industry, $56.2 billion is represented by eLearning (Global Industry Analysts). Online courses emerged in the 80’s and since then eLearning has been radically changing the training industry. While the eLearning industry is experiencing rapid evolution and organizations have seen massive cost and time saving through it, there are still issues like learner boredom, lack of interactions, lack of relevance, and inadequate real-world problem solving. How can you make sure that you don’t face these challenges during the design and development process of your eLearning courses? Read on to find out which mistakes in eLearning design and development you should avoid.
by Anand Timothy
September 4, 2015

Blended Learning ≠ eLearning Course + Workshop

Blended learning could be a very powerful approach to building competencies. I see, however, a major problem - many of educators still understand it as a simple conglomerate of an eLearning course, used as a pre-work or post-work, with traditional training. In this post I will discuss this issue and present an example of an excellent blended learning process.
by Marek Hyla
August 15, 2015

Rethinking Employee Motivation

So you think you know what motivates your employees, students, children... well, think again. Science has discovered long ago that what really motivates us is NOT the “stick” nor the “carrot”. It's time to rethink employee motivation! Read this article to know why.
by Rambo Levin
June 18, 2015

10 Creative Online Presentation Ideas For eLearning Professionals

When addressing your audience, you don’t just want to transfer information; your goal is to rather create a captivating and engaging eLearning journey. In this article, I’ll share 10 creative ideas for creating online presentations, so that you can be certain that your online presentation is not only highly informative, but also inspiring and greatly memorable.
by Christopher Pappas
June 15, 2015

2 Top Tips To Make Compliance Training Fun Through Gamification

Each year you can hear the cries of thousands of employees saying: “Oh, no, please tell me it isn’t time to do that boring compliance training again!” What’s an Instructional Designer to do when it comes to building more compliance training? We all know that no one likes to take it; but it has to be done. So how do we design compliance training that employees actually want to take? We think outside the box and gamify it.
by Melissa Dougherty
June 11, 2015

Action Mapping In eLearning: 7 Benefits For eLearning Professionals

Action mapping in eLearning offers a wide range of benefits, very few eLearning professionals take advantage of, no matter how experienced they are. This is because it offers a different perspective to instructional design for eLearning; rather than just offering general knowledge employees should have in order to do their jobs properly, it is focused on meeting specific business goals. In this article, I'll highlight 7 benefits that an instructional design based on the action mapping approach can bring to your organization.
by Christopher Pappas
June 10, 2015

5 Benefits Of Integrating Knowledge Management Systems Into Corporate eLearning Platforms

Most companies, having realized the importance of standardized procedures with respect to training and information exchange among employees both vertically and horizontally, have invested thousands of dollars on various types of eSolutions, such as corporate web sites, learning management systems, and knowledge management systems. However, many HR departments still find themselves in position of spending both work-hours and effort striving not only to evaluate, classify and prioritize documents before deciding what to communicate to whom and how, but also to handle issues such as files updates, access rights, duplicates in distinct locations, etc. In this article, I’ll give you 5 top benefits of integrating your knowledge management system into your corporate eLearning platform for optimizing professional development within your organization.
by Marisa Keramida (M.Ed.)