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Tips for Maintaining eLearning - From Top Corporate Training Companies

Posted by Ashley White on Jul 10, 2015 12:01:00 PM

Top corporate training companies include eLearning initiatives as a valuable tool to share information among remote workers.  Using technology has made creating the program much easier than it had been in the past, yet there are opportunities to reduce the expense of change when it comes to maintaining the eLearning program.

What is often overlooked in the rush to produce eLearning is an ongoing maintenance plan. Who will track content changes? Who will make changes? How will changes be made? How often will changes be required? What impact will this have on learners? What is the cost of maintenance? What happens when it is not maintained?

As part of any eLearning strategy we like to consider the following questions to ensure the eLearning program will be maintained properly - Make sure you are prepared! Download these questions from top training companies today!

eLearning Maintenance Questionnaire

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Topics: corporate training, eLearning program, training company, training companies

5 Out-of-the-Box Ideas from Instructional Design Consultants

Posted by Ashley White on Jul 1, 2015 10:27:00 AM

Have you been craving a unique way to engage your learners? Are your courses blending together? It's time to take off the rose-colored glasses and see your training program for what it really is. Our top instructional design consultants have discovered 5 out-of-the-box ideas that will wake you up from training déjà vu.

1. Get Gamified!

The truth is, the use of gamification is everywhere. And it's growing - the gamification market is predicted to reach $2.8 billion in direct spending by 2016. Why? Because gamification really works. It encourages users to engage in desired behaviors by showing a path of mastering, and by taking advantage of our human psyche predisposition to engage in gaming. 

What do our instructional design consultants use to make their gamification unique and successful? They include items such as leader boards, badges, levels, challenges and the possibility to level up.  Incorporate those items with game-like dynamics such as competition, urgency, rewards, pride and status- building. Successful gamification can turn work into fun and make learning a joy. The potential is enormous.

Interested in implementing gamification within your organization? Download our checklist for evaluating gamification platforms!

Gamification Platform Checklist

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Topics: instructional designer, Gamification, instructional design consultant, top instructional design consultants

Mortgage Training Checklist: Are You Ready For TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID)?

Posted by Ashley White on Jun 24, 2015 11:07:00 AM

Download our TRID Implementation Starter Checklist today!

TRID CHECKLIST

 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau delayed the effective date of TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule until Oct. 1. The required loan documentation consists of two new forms: the Loan Estimate and the Closing Disclosure to ensure compliance. These two new documents have thrown the mortgage industry into a mania as they try to comply by the deadline. How will this affect your corporate training initiative?

Don’t be caught unprepared! There is a lot to consider with TRID. It impacts the entire mortgage process. Additionally, failure to comply with these rules could result in unprecedented fines and penalties, costing you thousands of dollars each day. With so much at stake, it’s critical to begin making changes now to ensure you are prepared by the mandatory deadline.

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Topics: training consultant, corporate training, corporate training program, contract training consultants, mortgage training, TRID, TILA-RESPA

Corporate Training: Top 7 Trends For Training Programs *Update*

Posted by Ashley White on Jun 19, 2015 12:09:00 PM

Due to the high popularity of our previous post, "Corporate Training: Top 5 Trends for Training Programs", we decided to update the content by adding two more corporate training trends that organizations can't afford to ignore in 2015.

As these trends are on the rise, the need to find the right Instructional Designer (ID) has become increasingly important. Finding an ID with the right qualifications to keep up with these trends is a tall order. Locate your "Super ID". Download our "Top 5 Interview Questions for an Instructional Designer" today!

Interview Questions

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Topics: training consultant, corporate training companies, corporate training, corporate training program, instructional designer, contract training consultants

Corporate Training Help: A Balanced Train-the-Trainer Program

Posted by Ashley White on Jun 10, 2015 9:44:00 AM

Definition: A train-the-trainer model enables experienced personnel to show a less-experienced instructor how to deliver and facilitate courses, workshops and seminars. A well executed train-the-trainer program can build a pool of competent instructors who can then teach the material to other people.

We are all too familiar with the challenges associated with running a successful training session! Download a copy of our Training Consultants checklist to ensure you are fully prepared for your next training session.

Training Consultants  Checklist

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Topics: training consultant, corporate training companies, corporate training, corporate training program, contract training consultants

TrainingFolks Named to the 2015 Content Development Watch List!

Posted by Ashley White on Jun 5, 2015 2:19:00 PM

AWARD: Top Training Company TrainingFolks Named to the 2015 Content Development Watch List!

 

Cary, NC (June 4, 2015) – Top training company TrainingFolks, a global provider of custom learning solutionsconsulting and contingent workforce services, announces today that they have been selected for the 2015 Content Development Watch List from TrainingIndustry.com This annual list recognizes the best providers of training services and technologies as its mission to continually monitor the training marketplace. Selection to this year's Content Development Watch List was based on the  following criteria:
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Topics: training consultant, training company, custom learning solutions, instructional design services, training services, content development watch list, content development

Top Tips to Keep You Sharp as a Training Consultant

Posted by Ashley White on May 27, 2015 3:04:00 PM

While living the life of a traveling training consultant can be rewarding, in many ways it can prove to be quite a challenge. The glamour of business travel slowly fades to a thing of the past. Flight delays and cancellations, traffic, rental car hassle, the noisy air conditioning at the hotel, getting lost finding your training location, your cell phone battery dying, or forgetting your hair spray on the morning of your first session can all put you on edge.

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Topics: training consultant, facilitators, contract training consultants, training company, vilt, facilitation, checklist

Checklist for Facilitating Effective Meetings from Top Training Consultants

Posted by Ashley White on May 15, 2015 3:16:00 PM

Training Consultants can relate to the fact that most of our day is spent dealing with e-mails, memo and phone calls. Meetings are still one of the most effective ways for us to share and exchange information, collaborate, receive feedback and plan for important decisions.

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Topics: training consultant, training consultants, facilitators, training company, training companies, onboarding checklist, top training company, facilitation, effective meetings

Sales Training Company TrainingFolks at the Toronto Salesforce World Tour!

Posted by Ashley White on May 8, 2015 10:52:00 AM

 

Join top sales training company TrainingFolks as we sponsor the 2015 Salesforce World Tour in Toronto on May 14th!  As this event has passed find out more about our Sales and Service Training site.

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Topics: training company, user adoption, user adoption training, salesforce training, custom training solutions, training solutions, top training company, salesforce world tour

Training Companies Guidebook to Hiring the Right Person for the Right Role

Posted by Ashley White on May 4, 2015 11:34:00 AM

Today is a great day!  At long last, you have received approval to move forward with a new training project. You’ve clearly defined the project, put a project plan in place and researched top training companies. You’re well aware that great planning up front can save plenty of time later.

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Topics: training consultant, instructional designers, training company, training companies, elearning designers, training solutions, top training company