Post-COVID-19 Training for Your Staff

It’s no secret that the outbreak and the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus had caused unprecedented disruption to businesses across the nation. Naturally, this unchartered business challenge brings significant changes to how employers train their staff and onboard new hires. Initially, when the pandemic began, training departments were mostly focusing on the continuity of … Continue reading “Post-COVID-19 Training for Your Staff”

Want a Surprisingly Effective eLearning Tool? Use Email.

Let’s start this article with a scenario most of us have been in. You build an eLearning module and add a bunch of “additional reading” links on one of the closing slides. This sounds familiar because instructional designers and elearning developers in many companies are doing it on a regular basis. Now, put yourself in … Continue reading “Want a Surprisingly Effective eLearning Tool? Use Email.”

What Adult Learners Want in an eLearning Course

eLearning is not different from other instructional methods in that in order to be effective it needs to be interesting to the learners. And by “interesting” we don’t necessarily mean fun, loud or colorful, at least not for the adult learners. While interactivity and games almost always make eLearning more engaging, other factors are more … Continue reading “What Adult Learners Want in an eLearning Course”

How to Measure Training Effectiveness

After implementing an elearning course, we often feel tempted to simply move on to other projects. This approach will satisfy the compliance requirements, but if you want to make your training truly effective, then your work is not done yet. After the course is rolled out, you need to figure out how the training translates … Continue reading “How to Measure Training Effectiveness”

6 eLearning Metrics You Should Be Measuring

If you want to make eLearning truly effective, you should take a closer look at the data your learners generate in the course. It can offer an invaluable insight into whether the course provides effective learning opportunities as well as how the learners are interacting with the eLearning course itself. See the list below or … Continue reading “6 eLearning Metrics You Should Be Measuring”

12 eLearning Project Milestones to Include in Project Plan

The eLearning design and development process consists of multiple stages that may be confusing to those who are not regularly involved in eLearning production. This guide will identify the major project milestones you should include in your next eLearning development project plan. See the list below or download this handout as a PDF file. Kick-off … Continue reading “12 eLearning Project Milestones to Include in Project Plan”

10 Questions to Consider Before Starting an eLearning Project

A proper project setup will lay the foundation for creating a successful eLearning course. Here are some questions you should answer prior to starting an eLearning project. See the list below or download this handout as a PDF file. What are the project goals?Determine what outcomes you are trying to reach with this project. For … Continue reading “10 Questions to Consider Before Starting an eLearning Project”

What’s Trending in eLearning and How You Can Keep Up

  With the pace of changes in the industry accelerating, being a successful learning experience designer means constantly looking out for elearning trends that can enhance your skills and learning products, and help you stay current in your profession. In this article, we will discuss a major trend in elearning that’s no longer a buzzword … Continue reading “What’s Trending in eLearning and How You Can Keep Up”

Using Data to Make eLearning Effective

  If you are a modern elearning course developer or learning experience designer, the following assumptions are most likely to describe your work: You use an authoring software tool such as Articulate Storyline or Adobe Captivate You define successful course completion by either the number of slides the learner has viewed or the final quiz … Continue reading “Using Data to Make eLearning Effective”

Making Training Interactive: Custom eLearning Course Development Tips

  As a project stakeholder, an Instructional Designer or Elearning Experience Developer who is involved in custom elearning course development, how do you ensure your courses provide the desired learning outcomes? When elearning developers and elearning companies get it right, learners receive many benefits from the learning experience. For example, they retain the knowledge from … Continue reading “Making Training Interactive: Custom eLearning Course Development Tips”