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September 15, 2015

eLearning Solutions For Successfully Extending Learning Networks: An Impactful and Effective Case

While it is easy to create eLearning opportunities within the organization, reaching out to external partners is often a daunting challenge. While most organizations try to arrange eLearning solutions and instructor-led training sessions for their external partners on a regular basis, this approach often falters on many levels. Creating Learning Management System based solutions to deliver extended learning can be beneficial for learners as well as the organization as a whole.
by Heena Nanda
August 22, 2015

Social Learning: 3 Ways Of Twitter Utilization To Support And Enhance The Impact Of Instructor-led Training

New-age web-based social learning tools such as Wikis, Blogs, Podcasts, Videocasts and Media sharing sites such as YouTube, social networking sites like Facebook or LinkedIN, content aggregation and organization, such as RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds and tagging tools as well as social messaging sites like Twitter, can create collaborative knowledge with the concerted efforts of all learners. The utilization of micro-blogging sites like Twitter include sharing different types of media files along with short and concise text, which can contribute to interaction in the classroom and improve the quality of knowledge imparted.
by Heena Nanda
July 2, 2015

3 Steps To Maximize F2F Training Time

As an Instructional Designer, have you ever been asked “Is there any way you can shrink the time and duration needed for training, reduce training-related expenses, and increase learner engagement?”? If so, read on to gain strategies to maximize F2F training time, and also to learn how to address questions often asked by corporate leaders.
by Heidi Scott PhD
June 9, 2015

8 Things eLearning Designers Should Learn From Trainers

eLearning courses used to be considered as a self-learning, formal, static way of building competencies. Their users are expected to learn in minimum time, whereas boring page-turners are not very rare among eLearning offers. On the other hand, trainees are invited from time to time to dynamic, engaging workshops, which provide them with in-depth experiences and heavily influence their minds. Let's discuss which methods used by “traditional” trainers should be taken into account while designing eLearning courses, in order to bring them as close as possible to vivid and effective learning experiences.
by Marek Hyla
May 27, 2015

The Modern Trainer's Roles And Responsibilities

The role of a trainer is quite well established. When you ask a trainer a question "What do you do for a living" then he/she will tell you about leading people to change, moderating discussions, building moments of reflection, being an expert and sharing his/her expertise, presenting, mentoring, etc. These responsibilities are connected with this role from ages. Such understanding of trainer's role becomes, however, outdated. Let's discuss what kind of new competencies and fields of engagement are demanded from the trainer of the XXI century.
by Marek Hyla
May 8, 2015

Top 10 Synchronous Learning Best Practices For Instructor-Led Training

Having an instructor at-the-ready to guide and assist employees during their online training offers many advantages. Not only does it give them the opportunity to stay on-track and motivated to learn, but also enables them to receive the immediate feedback they need to acquire and absorb information effectively. In this article, I’ll share the top 10 synchronous learning best practices for instructor-led training that all eLearning professionals should consider when developing a synchronous online training event.
by Christopher Pappas
November 20, 2014

3 Instructor-Led Training Pitfalls to Avoid - and 16+ Solutions

Instructional designers and facilitators: Are your tried-and-true techniques for instructor-led training killing your participants with boredom? Instructor-led training continues to be a critical component of many organizations’ training offerings. Yet it has the potential to become stagnant, as instructional designers and facilitators fall back on the methods they’ve used for years. Shake things up by recognizing three pitfalls to avoid and by getting new inspiration from Catherine Davis, SweetRush’s Instructional Design Practice Lead.
by Catherine Davis
November 17, 2014

Dear Jo: Corporate Training Program Evaluation Should Be a “Habit”

Program evaluation for corporate training—so often it’s postponed, swept under the rug, becomes mired in discussions, line-item budget vetoed, or skipped altogether. Why is this? Consultant and former learning organization leader Jo Coulson answers a reader’s question and reflects on her own and her colleagues’ experiences to uncover this deep mystery of corporate training. With her insight, you can make program evaluation a habit in your learning organization.
by Jo Coulson
October 29, 2014

4 Virtual Instructor-Led Training Pitfalls to Avoid

With the increasing popularity of virtual instructor-led training events in corporate training, instructional designers and facilitators need to master the art of making the classroom virtual. SweetRush Instructional Design Practice Lead Catherine Davis shares 4 common pitfalls in developing effective virtual training, along with creative solutions for taking your events to the new heights. And don’t miss the bonus material - a downloadable checklist for virtual instructor-led training preparation!
by Catherine Davis
October 7, 2014

Dear Jo: “I’ve Just Been Handed the Training Department!” - Part Two

Continuing with the second installment of Dear Jo, industry veteran Jo Coulson answers your corporate training and performance improvement questions! In Part Two of “I’ve Just Been Handed the Training Department!”, Jo’s reader has taken over the training department but has minimal background in learning and development. How much training industry knowledge does she need, and how can she get it?
by Jo Coulson