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What L&D professionals need to know about curating learning content

In the beginning, there was the corporate trainer. He was in charge of conducting training needs assessments, designing and delivering learning programs meant to improve employee performance and lead ...

3 Ways to apply scenario-based learning in your training program

The way adults learn has become a field of study rather recently. Its pioneer, Malcom Knowles identified several principles that lead mature learners: Adults are autonomous and self-directed. They req...

Instructional designers’ toolkit for a zero-budget training project

One of the most daunting challenges that instructional designers face today are shrinking budgets. They are often asked to do more with less and even though everybody always says “there are a lot of g...

4 Brilliant ways to incorporate storytelling in e-learning

Once upon a time, in a kingdom far far away, there lived a … If you are already interested in who that enigmatic character is and what adventures he engaged in, you are human. We have a natural inclin...

Employee-generated learning: What you need to know

Self-direction seems to be a major trend in today’s organizations. This applies not only to everyday tasks and projects but also to the way employees want to learn. With L&D budgets getting smaller an...

5 Tips on email writing to ensure your L&D information gets read

Any L&D specialist working in a large organization will list at the top of ‘challenges faced everyday’ the ever present gaps in communication. These happen for a number of reasons – sometimes the over...

The first two principles of learning reinforcement in the workplace

When talking about training, most people refer solely to the actual learning intervention, whether it happens in a classroom or online. The biggest challenge of training is to prove effective even aft...

The 4 pillars of an engaging organizational and learning culture

There is a lot of talk these days about how modern employees are very volatile. Millennials in particular are described as these utterly selfish individuals who on one hand care about big things such ...

Recognizing training success with digital badges

People have been proudly displaying their diplomas for as long as they have been around. We are used to seeing framed pieces of paper on the walls of all professionals we see – from physicians to psyc...

3 Tips for instructional designers to create e-learning that has an impact

If you ask children what they have done at school on a given day, they will most probably tell you all about how a teacher had funny hair, how two colleagues got into an argument or how the fish taco ...

How to capture and hold learners attention span

On one hand, the latest word is that our attention span is growing shorter and shorter due to all the technological developments. We forget stuff on our grocery lists, we forget names, we can’t possib...

Top 3 tips for creating professional looking videos for training

Motion pictures have become something all of us are used to. We wait for our favorite franchises to come out, we frantically search for trailers and previews online and some of the most often used ref...

Taking gamification in training to the next level

Not two years ago, on a warm summer night I happened to be the beneficiary of free and reliable babysitting – the grandparents had come over to spend quality time with the baby. There was a foreign fi...

Successfully using storytelling in the modern organization

One of the greatest issues leaders face in today’s business world is getting their teams to listen, internalize and apply what they are advocating. There are several reasons this happens. First of all...

Harnessing the power of SMEs for successful workplace training

When I first started out as a corporate trainer it was very easy for me as I mainly focused on customer service courses and I had been a customer service representative with that particular company fo...

3 Tips on how to create user-centered e-learning design

The app market is a brutal place these days. There are so many competing for the same users that only the very best make the cut. Much of our lives have moved into our devices (I am not going to debat...

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