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September 3, 2015

Humanitarian eLearning: Helping Humanitarian Organizations Save Lives

Does eLearning have a crucial role to play in humanitarian organizations? The World Health organization (WHO) seems to think so. Earlier this year, the WHO published a report stating that eLearning could be the key to solving the current global shortfall of 7.2 million healthcare workers, particularly in developing countries where the need for healthcare workers is the greatest. But healthcare is just one very specific area where eLearning can further humanitarian causes – what else does humanitarian eLearning have to offer?
by Chris Barnes
September 2, 2015

Is eLearning Ageist?

We live in a world where being young is seen as a positive bonus in itself and seems to be a prerequisite for entry to, and advancement in, many industries today. This is particularly true in computer and hi tech industries, but is rapidly spreading to other traditional industries too. While the world is in a tizzy spin trying to “catch ‘em young”, I wonder about the eLearning Industry’s take on catering to the not-so-young.
by Heera Edwin
September 1, 2015

7 Tips To Expand Your eLearning Participation Rates

So your latest eLearning course has been released to the organization amid much anticipation and excitement. All of the time and energy that went into developing this new training will now finally begin to pay dividends. However, the hoped-for participation and interest on the part of the workforce just never materialized. What went wrong? Is the course too long? Is it too difficult? Maybe our research into the type of training the employees want was off. Whatever the explanation, this is often the fate of new eLearning initiatives. But it doesn’t have to be. Check 7 ways in which you can expand your eLearning participation rates.
by Andrew Hughes
August 29, 2015

The Problem With Modular Learning And 3 Easy Ways To Fix It

While advantageous in theory, self-paced learning modules, or modular learning, can actually hinder your organization’s learning and performance if not executed effectively. This article provides 3 ways to fix the problem with learning modules and create reusable, multipurpose lessons that will provide more bang for your buck.
by Nicholas Crowe
August 25, 2015

Using eLearning As A Tool For Learning And Development Success

In the present scenario, a wave of new eLearning tools has helped Learning and Development professionals avoid repetitive classroom training. Instead of standing in a conference room full of employees each quarter, trainers can now present the curriculum via online video presentations and interactive eLearning, and check for comprehension with interactive quizzes and games. In this article I will show you 7 areas in which you can use eLearning as a tool to achieve Learning and Development success.
by Soni Amit K
August 10, 2015

The Pedagogy Behind MOOCs: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

What are the peculiarities of designing an online course that addresses to such a big audience? What does it mean in terms of instructional design? And is there an ideal pedagogy behind MOOCs? In this article, I’ll explain the peculiarities of an instructional design for “massive” learning, the different pedagogical approaches behind xMOOCs and cMOOCs, and I’ll show you how to motivate your learners in order to maximize the effectiveness of your MOOC courses and minimize dropout rates.
by Marisa Keramida (M.Ed.)
August 9, 2015

5 Innovative Training Strategies For Insurance That Work

In today’s environment of economic volatility, increasing calamities (natural and man-made) and changing global dynamics, the Insurance sector needs to adopt training approaches that will help them equip their employees to manage these variables successfully. While the Insurance sector continues to grow, the Learning and Development professionals in this sector have challenges of addressing the external variables as well challenges that are intrinsic to the industry. In this article I will outline 5 of our innovative training strategies that have helped our customers in Insurance meet these challenges.
by Asha Pandey
August 9, 2015

3 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your eLearning Tools

Many companies have started to adopt eLearning as a primary training technique because it has proven to be as successful as conventional training, but at a much lower cost. In this article I will share 3 ways to optimize your eLearning courses by taking advantage of your eLearning tools.
by Jayme Jenkins
August 8, 2015

The Hidden Cost Of eLearning Consumption

When we buy an eLearning course we take into account development costs or costs related to various quality parameters. We forget, however, that such a course generates additional costs after implementation. Let's take a look at one of them; the hidden cost of eLearning consumption.
by Marek Hyla