Videos are inarguably the most popular online media elements. They are suitable for all kinds of training as they increase learning effectiveness and efficiency. They also allow organizations achieve better results, faster and quicker.
Infographics are a very popular form of digital learning content. They are a powerful microlearning asset used to transfer knowledge and gain the attention of learners. Are you planning to develop infographics for training your employees? How can you make the best use of these ocular media elements in your corporate training program? What does it take to design a good infographic?
It is common sense that practice makes perfect, and this applies to sales training as well. The more your salespeople get an opportunity to practice their sales skills, the better they will be at selling. The objective of any sales training initiative should be to provide opportunities for practice.
Videos have become the go-to solution for organizations to deliver training to their global workforce. Videos strike an emotional chord with learners and impart training in an engaging manner. They help learners retain information and transfer learning to their jobs.
Video – a learning medium creating ripples in the corporate training world. Organizations across the world are adopting video-based learning to impart knowledge and skills to their employees, and the trend shows no signs of slowing down. Learner engagement is the primary driver for the growing adoption of videos by companies. Videos help learners connect instantly with the learning content and enable them to retain information for long periods.
Why do people play games again and again? What causes them to play one round after the other? How can we replicate the same enthusiasm in learning? As a training manager, you must be eager to know what makes gamification work and incorporate those elements in your upcoming learning projects.
Creating and scripting good, practical courses that are useful to many, is an arduous process. It starts with analyzing the need and audience. Despite the best efforts, if the content that is developed is not as per the stakeholder’s requirement or the learners’ interest, it is a ruined attempt; it is the end result that is important, while creating effective courses. Instructional Design is a complex process which uses both divergent thinking (creating potentials) and convergent thinking (restricting or culling elements).
Are you worried about e-learning dropout rates? Most e-learning courses have active learner attention in the beginning, which eventually gets diluted due to distractions, monotony, poor course design, or since the information shared is beyond the understanding of learners.
Zack, a 28-year old walked into his new workplace all excited to get started on his new job. After the initial new hire orientation was complete, he had to start with the company’s online millennial onboarding program. He was asked to register for the course and choose his learning preference. Zack prefers listening to audio as compared to reading text. He was pleasantly surprised when the welcome message in the online onboarding program addressed him by name. He also loved that the millennial onboarding program had a lot of audio clips and links to podcasts in store for him.
Blended learning as the term suggests is a combination of instructor led training (ILT) and online learning or e-learning. Since it is a combination of facilitated and self-paced learning, it is suited to meet the learning expectations of a wider audience. Budget constraints are forcing organizations to convert ILT courses into e-learning. But it makes more sense to adopt a middle path of having a blended approach that is a combination of both classroom and online training.