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Cybersecurity measures L&D professionals should introduce to remote teams

As remote working becomes the norm since the beginning of the coronavirus, cyberattacks have increased fivefold. Unfortunately, most businesses transitioning to a remote working environment are unprep...

Turning your face-to-face training into e-learning: Planning and development

With the first three steps of the process of transferring training in the online environment already completed, you now have all the relevant information sorted out into categories (basic and addition...

On designing a great L&D communication plan

In my experience, being an L&D specialist can be rewarding as well as utterly frustrating. It is great when you feel you have made a difference, delivered a learning program that brought added value t...

Experiential learning – How it works and when to apply it

I belong to a generation that has been taught things in a rather academic way – a lot of theory, tons of bibliography and numerous essays. Experimentation was confined to the Chemistry or Physics labo...

Moving from learning events to learning journeys with spaced repetition

Organizations are well-aware of the importance of continuous learning. As a result, they provide their employees with multiple options for finding new information, acquire new skills or brush up on ex...

5 Great online tools for spicing up your training materials

Training materials are one of the main means to deliver new content and educate learners. Most trainers use PowerPoint presentations and PDF files on a daily basis, they are even experts at designing ...

Connectivity is not connection: How to boost engagement in virtual training classrooms

Learning has a social side that cannot be ignored. For millennia, humans have learned new things from other members of the community and have shared their knowledge in return. Along the way, the task ...

What instructional designers need to know about behavioral change

When i was a trainer, whenever I found myself into one those impromptu meetings called by desperate managers seeking to fix an old problem with a quick training intervention tailored to the need, the ...

The 5As model to deliver results with busy learners

With technology changing work environments so fast, it is common sense that if you want to stay competitive on the labor market (or simply to survive and have a job), you need to approach learning and...

Applying the Social Learning Theory to online training

Have you ever come across a situation where you learned skills or behaviors from observing others? You may have learned from observing a friend, a supervisor, a teacher or even strangers at times. Let...

Storytelling – a powerful tool for corporate online training

“Once upon a time, so long ago that I forgot the date, there was a king and a queen who lived in a golden castle with all the riches in the world, in the most peaceful and beautiful of all kingdoms. T...

4 Things video games can teach us about employee training

I’ve lost count of the number of businesses, especially small and mid-sized ones, that have no idea how to effectively onboard their employees. I’m not talking about recruitment and talent acquisition...

Learning from marketing: 3 Tips for L&D professionals

I have to admit that at some point during my training career, I was thoroughly annoyed with L&D managers’ idea that we should be “selling ourselves and our work”. For me (and some of my old-school col...

Giving a go to whiteboard animations in your training program

What a great time to be an instructional designer! All the tools, the apps, the technology, give you enough stuff to be endlessly creative and come up with wonderfully engaging training material. The ...

10 Cognitive biases that hurt learning and 3 that help

E-learning modules are created and deployed in order to fill a learning gap or bring some skills forward and drive a certain desired behavior. Sometimes employees are enrolled by their superiors, othe...

The Elaboration Likelihood Method for instructional design

The digital revolution has brought with it a wide array of tools and apps for instructional designers to employ in order to make learning interventions more engaging and relevant. Since visual stimuli...

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