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How to Move Instructor-led Training to the Virtual Classroom

Posted by Rachael Jones on Sep 28, 2017 8:55:00 AM


There are many good reasons for your company to move your Instructor-led Training (ILT) courses to a Virtual Classroom – saving money on travel costs, training geographically dispersed employees at one time, and recording sessions to use for future training.

But not all ILT programs are suitable for virtual delivery, also known as virtual Instructor-led Training (vILT). In others, some content may work virtually while other elements of the training will only work in-person. When adapting ILT courses for virtual delivery, here are the course elements you need to review.

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Topics: vilt, virtual classrooms, virtual classroom

Improve Technology User Adoption with Gamification

Posted by Rachael Jones on Sep 21, 2017 8:57:51 AM


When companies introduce new technology it is to improve productivity, streamline processes, and help employees work more efficiently. With all of these positive outcomes, you would think that most employees would be happy to adopt it. In reality, it is human nature to resist change, and getting employees to alter their daily routines is often a challenge.

Here are three ways to improve user adoption of new technology.

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Topics: Gamification, what is gamification, gamification in business

Microlearning for Easy, Accessible Corporate Training

Posted by Rachael Jones on Sep 14, 2017 9:17:00 AM


Emily was just promoted – she is now manager of the customer service team for student banking at a large financial institution. She is excited about her new position, and also a bit nervous as this is her first experience leading a team.

As a new manager, Emily wants to succeed and the first step is improving her management skills. She has been enrolled in her company’s three-day manager’s course which begins in two weeks – but she wants to start training now. With her days suddenly full of back to back meetings, when can she squeeze in professional development time?

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Topics: corporate training, microlearning

Company Changes to Attract, Engage & Retain Your Millennial Workforce

Posted by Rachael Jones on Sep 7, 2017 11:02:00 AM


There have been many studies, surveys and articles written about millennials in the workforce. This is not surprising considering that according to statistics, in less than 10 years 75% of the workforce will be made up of millennials. With this in mind, more and more companies are reviewing their workplace policies and practices to create a company culture that will attract, develop and retain millennials.

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Topics: Millennial Workforce, millennials in the workplace, millennial

Onboarding Best Practices: How to Decrease Your Employee Onboarding Time

Posted by Rachael Jones on Aug 31, 2017 11:46:20 AM


When new hires show up at your company on their first day, eager to get started in their new position, how are they greeted? Do they spend most of the day doing paperwork, waiting for their computers and cellphones to be set up, given documents to read while their managers are busy in meetings? Or do you have a formal employee onboarding program that makes them feel welcome and reinforces the decision to join your company?

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Topics: onboarding checklist, onboarding, employee onboarding, onboarding new employees

Moving from ILT to vILT? How Contract IDs, vILT Trainers Can Help

Posted by Rachael Jones on Aug 24, 2017 10:43:26 AM


When your company decides to convert some of the Instructor-led Training (ILT) courses in your training program to Virtual Instructor-led Training (vILT), a couple of key roles your learning and development team will need are Instructional Designers and vILT Trainers. But if vILT is new to your team, consider engaging a contract instructional designer and vILT trainer who specialize in virtual training. Here's how they can help.

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Topics: instructional designers, vilt, virtual instructor led training, vilt trainers, vilt training tips

Delight Your Customers! Use Microlearning for Service & Sales Training

Posted by Rachael Jones on Aug 17, 2017 9:12:00 AM


In today’s competitive business environment, the most successful companies understand that delivering an outstanding customer experience is often the one thing that can set their company apart from competitors.

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Topics: sales training, top training company, microlearning, sales training programs

Build Better Training with an eLearning Storyboard

Posted by Rachael Jones on Aug 10, 2017 11:42:00 AM


As our jobs become busier and attention spans shorter, many Learning Leaders have been presented with the challenge of finding ways to make their companies’ training programs more impactful. One training format that can help meet this goal is eLearning. 

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Topics: custom eLearning development, elearning storyboard

Training for Cloud-based Technology Updates? Try Custom eLearning.

Posted by Rachael Jones on Aug 3, 2017 9:13:00 AM


One of the advantages of implementing cloud-based technology is that software updates are made automatically by the provider so the service is “always up-to-date” with no need for your in-house IT department to get involved.

One of the disadvantages of implementing a cloud-based technology is that software updates are made automatically by the provider – this means your users may come into the office one day and the system has changed. Depending on the extent of the changes it may be necessary to provide training for the employees impacted.

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Topics: custom eLearning development, custom eLearning, contract elearning developer

5 Ways an LMS Learning Portal can Increase Learner Engagement

Posted by Rachael Jones on Jul 27, 2017 8:48:26 AM


If your company is searching for a learning management system (LMS) you likely know about the many benefits – how much faster and easier it is to create and deliver learning content, manage training programs, track course completions, and report on results. That is great news for learning leaders.

But even with all the helpful and convenient functionality of a LMS learning portal, many organizations still find it challenging to get learners to enroll in and complete training courses. The good news is that you can use the features available with the LMS to increase learner engagement and motivation.

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Topics: LMS, learning management system, learning portal, learning path, what is an lms, lms learning portal, lms portal