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May 27 2021

How Text to Speech can Save Your Training Department Time and Money

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

How Text to Speech can Save Your Training Department Time and Money

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 13 2021

The Importance of 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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Apr 29 2021

The Benefits of Social Learning

What is Social Learning? Employing social learning can help businesses more smoothly transfer the most important knowledge to learners. 82% of businesses that currently utilize social learning tools want to increase their use of them in the future.[3] With an increasing amount of the workforce being driven by millennials who grew up with social technology[4], …

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Latest Learning Articles

May 27 2021

How Text to Speech can Save Your Training Department Time and Money

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 13 2021

The Importance of 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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Apr 29 2021

The Benefits of Social Learning

What is Social Learning? Employing social learning can help businesses more smoothly transfer the most important knowledge to learners. 82% of businesses that currently utilize social learning tools want to increase their use of them in the future.[3] With an increasing amount of the workforce being driven by millennials who grew up with social technology[4], …

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Apr 15 2021

How to get more from your Learning Analytics Data

Training is Only Part of the Solution While training is often designed as a way to solve a problem (often through teaching learners a new skill or changing their behavior in order to better align with the needs of the business), many businesses don’t typically spend much time determining if that expected result actually occurred. …

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Apr 8 2021

Why scripts are important when recording training

What are Scripts? Scripts are a common element of film and TV production. They explain the actions, events and dialogue that will occur during the course of a scene, so the cast and crew know what, how and when to do things. In Training Development a script is similar in form, as it usually contains …

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10 questions to ask yourself when choosing an LMS

What is an LMS? An LMS (Learning Management System) is a powerful tool that can house your training content and supporting documents while managing users and reporting on progress. An LMS has many other features that can make it an attractive option for many teams looking for a way to optimally deliver their content, but …

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Mar 25 2021

How creative storytelling can increase user interest and retention

Tell a Story, Inspire an Idea Some people love to learn, but for others it’s a struggle they endure because they’re required to. Those who struggle may not gain nearly the same benefit of the learning as those who are enjoying themselves. What if there was a way to help inspire more people to enjoy …

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Mar 18 2021

When is an LMS the right solution for your training delivery?

What is an LMS? When companies need to create training for their teams on processes, applications or materials, there are many outputs they can choose from. They might decide to record a quick video explaining the concept, write a step-by-step user guide, or get a trainer to learn the material so they can teach others …

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Mar 11 2021

Removing Organizational Silos – a Team Approach to Documenting Processes for Training

What are Silos? Many businesses, large and small, encounter issues with workers and teams creating their own processes and structures, which are self-contained and isolated from the company as a whole, often referred to as silos. It’s very easy for SMBs to get caught in a silo mentality because there may only be a few …

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Mar 4 2021

Breaking down Complex Processes into Easily Consumable Content

Keep it Simple Many workers are inundated in a myriad of complex processes as part of their job. Oftentimes these processes are not documented and may change on the fly. How would you train a new employee to follow those processes and ensure they learn the “right” way of doing things? It could end up …

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Feb 25 2021

The Value of Stabilizing Process before Teaching

Remember the old saying, “Measure Twice, Cut Once?” It implies that rushing to make changes before taking the time to determine the result of your actions could be costly. Instead, it’s often better to plan first, then take action once you know your plan is sound. This is a great analogy to apply to many …

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Feb 18 2021

Why VR may be the next big thing in training development

What is VR? Since training development often utilizes tools such as gamification and simulation, it’s not hard to see that VR would be appealing to developers because of its ability to provide realistic simulated environments for learners to explore. Not surprisingly, VR has already been in use for quite some time, and in fact, VR …

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Feb 11 2021

How to successfully utilize AI in eLearning development

AI has a range of applications Artificial Intelligence (or AI for short) is becoming a staple of the cloud computing scene, and its versatility and accessibility is allowing it to cross into other fields such as Training & Development, specifically eLearning development. This is because AIs can be trained on a myriad of different functions …

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Feb 4 2021

4 Design Choices that Excel and 4 to Avoid in the Modern eLearning Environment

The Dos and Don’ts of Modern eLearning Design eLearning design is as much an art as it is a science. You need to balance the requirements of the training against the needs of the learner and limitations such as time and budget. Additional factors come into play as well, since not all eLearning is created …

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Jan 28 2021

The Importance of the Instructional Designer in the eLearning creation process

Instructional Designers are like the Architects of the elearning World Training is often compared to building a house. In housing once someone has decided to get a house built, you need to have an architect draft blueprints, builders create the framework of the house based on the blueprints and designers furnish and customize the look …

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Jan 21 2021

How the needs of the growing “Gig Economy” is influencing the way training is created

What is the “Gig Economy”? More and more people are working freelance or as solopreneurs through projects called “gigs” where they create a product or service for customers. The Gig Economy is defined as “economic activity that involves the use of temporary or freelance workers to perform jobs typically in the service sector.”[1]  It can …

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Why Agile learning development flourishes in today's society - for blog

Jan 14 2021

Why the Agile methodology can flourish in modern Learning Development

Contact Us Today   Learning development has undergone a lot of shifts and evolutions over the past few years. From areas such as Micro-Learning Development, Learning Experience Platforms (LXPs) and Gamification, there are so many wonderful new tools and applications to help improve training, but has the internal process of the training development team evolved …

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7 reasons why interactivity within your training is essential to getting engagement from learners

Jan 7 2021

7 Reasons Why Interactive Training is Essential to Increase Learner Engagement

Contact Us Today What is Interactivity in Training? Interactivity in Training is not a new topic, but it has come more to the forefront recently as other trends such as Micro-Learning and Gamification have become more popular and demands are increasing to provide more benefits (such as increased ROI, higher grades) in less time. Making …

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how to guide to writing case studies

Dec 31 2020

How To Guide for Writing Case Studies

Contact Us Today What is a Case Study? A case study is a descriptive, exploratory or explanatory document that analyzes a person, object, event, situation, or idea.   Case studies are written in different industries for different purposes.  Some examples include: Marketing or sales case study to highlight a product or service and its benefits Educational …

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Virtual mentoring

Dec 24 2020

Why virtual mentoring leads to more success and less mistakes in new hires and recent grads

Contact Us Today Mentorship Makes a Difference Having a mentor is a big deal, especially when it comes to entering a company or the workforce as a whole for the first time. According to a CNBC-SurveyMonkey poll, 91% of workers who have a mentor are satisfied with their jobs, while 57% say they are very …

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