What do you want to teach? How will you teach it? Knowing the answers to both these questions is critical if you want to achieve your organization’s training and development objectives. Otherwise, instructional materials miss their intended mark and learners fail to engage with the opportunity. A range of techniques are available to deliver Instruction.… Continue reading Instructional Design and E-Learning: Customized Training That Works
If you’ve been around software development or project management circles in the past few decades, you’ve likely been exposed to agile concepts. To make a long story very short, traditionally, teams developed software by using linear processes that involved a lot of upfront planning and left testing to the end. As time progressed and the… Continue reading Agile Mindedness in Business
As a remote e-learning company, we serve broadly and are always looking for opportunities. Last Fall, we registered to do business with the U.S. government. In our October newsletter, we noted that the government buys many different types of products and services. They aim to spend 23% of prime contract dollars on small businesses, and… Continue reading The Sea of Government RFPs
You’ve interviewed many candidates and selected an ideal person for your position. Knowledgeable, experienced, communicative…everything you need to fill the role. On Day 1, your perfect employee doesn’t show. You’ve been ghosted! In today’s competitive landscape, and with unemployment rates at all-time lows, ghosting has moved from the dating scene to the workplace. Ghosting can… Continue reading Ghosting: Are Your People Disappearing?
When done correctly, using audio to narrate e-learning can have a big impact on engaging learners. Are you looking to add audio narration to your next course and don't know where to start? Here we're going to hook you up with tips for recording high-quality voiceover. Organize Your Recording Space Most of us don’t have… Continue reading Getting Started with Audio Recording
This starts with the purchase of a bottle of 19 Crimes wine, per a friend’s recommendation. The liquor store attendant asked, “Have you checked out the app?” No, but now curiosity set in. A quick search reveals that if you download the “Living Wine Labels” app and point it at the wine label, cool things… Continue reading ARgggh! The Fuss About Augmented Reality.
Have you noticed that captions (a.k.a. subtitles) in social media videos have become more common? Captioning videos has historically been used in e-learning to improve accessibility for learners with hearing impairments. Beyond accessibility, evidence is emerging that captions improve engagement and comprehension (hence why you are seeing more videos with captions on Facebook). In short, there… Continue reading Improving Accessibility Through Video Captions
The other day an Apple commercial caught my eye. The camera followed a young girl as she biked around a city with her iPad Pro. She used her device to write, draw, send messages, read comics, etc. And when asked, “Whatcha doin’ on your computer?”, she answered, “What’s a computer?” I don’t normally pay attention… Continue reading What is a Classroom: 5 Reasons to Implement an LMS in your Organization
Welcome to 2018! In the last post, we reviewed 4 common ways to deliver training. But often, knowing the differences between training delivery methods isn’t always helpful in terms of actually selecting the right one for a situation. We will tackle that briefly here. On the job training – or one-one-one training at the job… Continue reading Choosing a Training Delivery Method
We are nearing the end of 2017, and many managers are making plans for training in the upcoming year. During this time of year especially, managers often ask me: What are my options for training employees, customers, and clients? How do I pick the best one? In this post, I give a summary of the… Continue reading 4 Common Ways to Deliver Training in Organizations