Mobile learning (mLearning) has immense benefits in corporate training. It promotes anytime and anywhere learning, collaborative learning, performance support, online and offline learning, and provides a host of other benefits for today’s on-the-go, tech-savvy employee. The eLearning industry has waited for several years for mobile learning to take off (it didn’t take off as swiftly as anticipated); and finally, it is happening.
If it’s one training that must be rolled out on time, it is workplace ethics and compliance training. It is also one of those trainings that hits several roadblocks, resulting in delayed delivery to employees. We witness the first stumbling block at the very top (it can be likened to a small snowball on a hill, that gains speed, momentum, and size as it makes its way down the hillslope) at the company level, and then down to the trainers, SMEs, and employees. But every problem has a solution, and so do the problems mentioned in this blog.
I love horses! But this blog is not about horses, it is about ERP implementation training – with a couple of horsey idioms thrown in.
Implementation of new ERP software, or upgrading an existing system can evoke mixed responses within an organization. Employers are anxious and unsure if it’s going to be another ‘failed ERP implementation’ statistic. Employees are frustrated that they will now be expected to relearn the way they perform some (or all) of their day-to-day functions. Both employers as well as employees are unhappy about the inevitable loss in productivity until everyone learns the ropes of the new or upgraded system.
No online global training program is complete without first undergoing a thorough translation and localization treatment. In fact, the success of a global training depends on how thoroughly it is translated and localized to the needs of a people. Through this blog, I intend to bring out the tips of tricks of getting translation and globalization right.
A common misconception is that anything expensive must be good and worth the money spent for it; and that with anything cheap, one can only hope to get their money’s worth. It’s the same with eLearning development; there is a newer alternative to traditional eLearning (rapid eLearning) that is low cost, and comfortably fits today’s training budget. Some might even go so far as to call it “downright cheap”; but low cost or cheap does not mean low quality, and I’ll tell you how.
Like every other compliance act, rule, regulation, policy, or standard, non-compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) will lead to dire consequences. This blog deals with the basics of HIPAA, what it is, why it is needed, who should be HIPAA-compliant, the types of online strategies that suit HIPAA training, and how often HIPAA training is required. But let’s start at the very beginning.
Of all the rapid authoring tools available in the market today, the one that has stood out (for all the right reasons), is Articulate Storyline. This blog is dedicated to this timeless eLearning authoring tool that has stood the test of time, evolving training challenges, and technological advancements.
One of the biggest challenges associated with training a global workforce is being able to make oneself understood. The diversity in languages, dialects, and cultures, increases the risk of being misunderstood – and misunderstanding – which clearly does nobody any good. Along with this challenge is also the challenge of developing and delivering timely online training to a global workforce.
Organizations can decide to move their training from the classroom to online learning for a variety of reasons – limited physical space, increase in training needs, a dispersed workforce, cost and time restrictions, and a lack of competent training instructors – to name just a few. No matter what the reason behind making the shift, there is one question that plagues training managers: What becomes of our classroom training material? We understand that a lot of time and effort goes into creating instructor-led training (ILT) material, so we do empathize with their concerns, and then we tell them that we have good news for them – that their classroom training material can be used online.
For a long time, we have been reading about the certain and inescapable death of Adobe Flash. There has been a lot of speculation on the net – ‘Is Flash dying?’, ‘Is Flash dead?’, ‘Is Flash dead yet?’, ‘Adobe Flash is dead?!?!?!?’, – but now we have it straight from the horse’s mouth. Adobe will euthanize Flash, and by 2020 (that’s just around the corner, and closer than we think), there will be no sign of Flash. In this blog, we will look at all the reasons to convert Flash courses to HTML5.