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Train The Trainer Best Practices

Why Train Trainers? Does your business need to train internal team members on how to do something, but you lack anyone with the ability to properly run the training? Do you have a subject matter expert in the content you wish to teach, but they lack the skills to be able to train effectively? This …

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Sep 16 2021

The Power of Blended Learning

What is Blended Learning? Blended Learning is the combination of traditional, in-person learning experiences (such as Instructor-Led Training, Seminars, etc) and virtual learning (eLearning, Webinars, etc). While traditional learning has been around for centuries, Virtual learning has become more popular lately due to global circumstances, and has demonstrated that it can be a very useful …

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Sep 2 2021

Choosing the Right Training Delivery Method

In the instructional design world, choosing the right packaged training delivery method is sometimes as important as creating the training itself. This is because how a training is delivered to learners can greatly impact your goals and learning outcomes. What is Packaged Training? Packaged training is the buzzword often used to describe the courses and …

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Aug 19 2021

eLearning Development Roles

Why are Roles Important in eLearning Development? eLearning development can be a large undertaking that contains many moving parts. Changing one part can impact other areas, creating extra work, so it’s vital for everyone to know what needs to be done and who is responsible. This is why eLearning development roles are so important. Roles …

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Aug 5 2021

Remaster eLearning content to give it new life

Reduce, Reuse, Remaster It’s inevitable that your eLearning content (no matter how well produced it is, and how much you try to account for scalability and future proofing) is eventually going to become outdated. This can happen due to unforeseen changes in your industry, rapid improvements in technology, shifts in design trends and more. Some …

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Jul 22 2021

Rapid eLearning Design with Powerpoint

eLearning Simplified Microsoft Powerpoint® sometimes gets a bad rap in the eLearning community because people often use it to create low quality, boring presentations riddled with bullet points. However, Powerpoint is actually a powerful tool for rapidly designing simpler, high quality eLearning content that’s interesting, and engaging. This makes it an attractive option for a …

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Jul 6 2021

How Downloadable Resources Support your Training

What are Downloadable Resources? Downloadable Resources are supporting materials such as documents, videos, audio files, or other materials that pertain to elements of your training but may not fit inside the training itself. Although the term “Downloadable resources” implies that they are electronic and can be downloaded from somewhere, these materials can also be distributed …

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Jun 24 2021

How Reflection Encourages Better Training Design

Reflection is an Underutilized Skill Reflection is a skill that we feel isn’t utilized enough within the learning development sphere, both from the perspective of an instructional designer and that of a learner. This type of deeper thinking can help spur training designers to identify and improve their training while it can also assist learners …

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Jun 10 2021

How Text to Speech can Reduce Training Design Costs

What is Text to Speech? Text to speech is a function that many computer applications provide, which takes text that is in written form and verbalizes it so that it can be heard instead of read. Many people tend to associate text to speech with robotic-sounding voices that did a poor job intonating and pronouncing …

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May 27 2021

Connecting Your Learning Objectives to Your Business Outcomes

When a company wants to create training, business leadership will often ask about the value training will bring to the company. Connecting the Learning Objectives in your training to the Business Outcomes for your company allows you to both define the value of the training, and ensure those outcomes are actually reached. What are Learning …

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May 13 2021

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