Instructional Design: Skills List for your next Training Hire

Posted by Rachael Jones on Feb 3, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Instructional Design: Skills List for your next Training Hire

Planning a training session can be a daunting task. Not only do you need to ensure that your message is captured and delivered correctly to convey your message, but you also want to ensure that the learners have listened and understood.

Learners who participate in your training course will need to have an idea of the expectations ahead, as well as the skills that are required to meet those expectations. With recruits coming from many walks of life, the burden of delivering consistently superb educational outcomes is daunting.

Hiring a top-notch Instructional Designer for your curriculum and educational processes can be tricky. It begins with a thorough understanding of the top Instructional Design skills list.

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Topics: instructional designer services, instructional design service, contract Instructional designer, instructional design skills list

What is the Role of a Virtual Training Producer?

Posted by Rachael Jones on Jan 27, 2021 9:30:00 AM

What is the Role of a Virtual Training Producer?



A Virtual Training Producer is the technical and overall driving force of support behind successful online training. If your next initiative involves utilizing Virtual Instructor Led Training (vILT) sessions, you likely need a Virtual Producer. They provide full support for the facilitator, the participants, and administer the virtual delivery platform throughout the session.

A good Virtual Training Producer must have a solid understanding of the virtual delivery platform. This includes complete knowledge of the features, functions, and capacities. Also, they must make all preparations for a smooth and seamless live classroom environment
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Topics: virtual training, vilt, virtual training teams, Virtual Instructor Led training Best Practices, virtual producer, staffing virtual producer, virtual training producer

Why Every Virtual Training Session Needs a Virtual Training Producer

Posted by Rachael Jones on Jan 20, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Why Every Virtual Training Session Needs a Virtual Training Producer

The way we work and learn has drastically changed over the last 12 months. Instead of on-site education sessions, meetings, or conferences - organizations have moved to Virtual Instructor Led Training (vILT) to continue their learning initiatives. Companies and individuals save both time and money taking part in these virtual training sessions and allow them to continue learning in the ‘new normal’.

Of course, that's only if they were done properly. When poorly produced and maintained, these Virtual training sessions are not useful. In fact, they can be the subject of ridicule and anger from those who invested in them. The result is low engagement, and a program that fails, despite having the best of intentions.

So how do you fix it?

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Topics: virtual training, virtual instructor led training, virtual training techniques, Virtual Instructor Led training Best Practices, virtual producer, virtual training producer

What are the skills of an Instructional Designer?

Posted by Rachael Jones on Jan 13, 2021 9:30:00 AM

What are the skills of an Instructional Designer?



Instructional Designers are an essential part of any training program. Whether in  schools, universities, or businesses, they play a critical role in the learning and development space.

An Instructional Designers role is to create learning experiences that are beneficial to learners and provide them with the tools they need to succeed. It is important to ensure that students understand everything they are being taught. Also, ensuring the learning process is easy, fun, and effective. They often develop new ideas and help shape how new technologies can be used in the physical or virtual classroom!


With the increase in technology use in almost every area of our day-to-day life, Instructional Designers are in high demand and an integral part of any training program. They help to ensure that the information provided to students in training stays relevant and valuable. Institutions and businesses can focus their efforts on providing the most meaningful training to their target audience. 


So, what are the skills of an Instructional Designer?

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Topics: instructional designers, instructional designer, instructional design company, instructional design service, contract Instructional designer, what is instructional design, hire instructional designer

When Should I Hire a Permanent Instructional Designers vs. Contract?

Posted by Rachael Jones on Jan 6, 2021 9:30:00 AM

When Should I Hire a Permanent
Instructional Designers vs. Contract?



An Instructional Designer can prove to be a great asset to any business, since they are responsible for ensuring that learners understand a new education concept. But a good Instructional Designer does much more than that. In the ever-changing world of business climate and education, they redesign courses, develop complete methods for learning initiatives, and create learning materials such as student guides and teaching manuals to provide an excellent, well thought out learning experience.

Instructional Designers work in many different fields, including schooling and education, government, business, or even the military. They are versatile and often work either as an individual or within a wider group setting.

But, do you know when should you hire an Instructional Designer as a permanent team member, or only on a contract basis?

 

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Top 10 Viewed Videos of 2020

Posted by Rachael Jones on Dec 16, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Top 10 Viewed Videos of 2020


As 2020 comes to a close, we've summarized our top 10 viewed videos of the year. So sit back, relax and enjoy! 

Not surprisingly, we see eLearning and Instructional Design ranking high on the list, as many of us worked to continue our learning initiative while many of us adapted to the new normal of working and learning from home. 

 

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Topics: custom eLearning solution, virtual instructor led training, user adoption, corporate training partnership, training outsourcing, corporate training services, corporate training blog

Top 10 Blogs of 2020

Posted by Rachael Jones on Dec 9, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Top 10 Blogs of 2020



As we get ready to bid farewell to 2020, we've summarized our top 10 blogs of the year. Take a trip down memory lane, read one of the blogs you might have missed, or reacquaint yourself with some top tips!

Our top blogs of 2020 give us a good insight into what a lot of us were preoccupied with in the year, not surprisingly including Virtual Instructor Led Training, User Adoption of New Technology and eLearning ranking high on the list as many of us adapted to the new normal of working and learning from home. 


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Topics: custom eLearning solution, virtual instructor led training, user adoption, corporate training partnership, training outsourcing, corporate training services, corporate training blog

Working With a Virtual Training Producer

Posted by Rachael Jones on Dec 2, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Working With a Virtual Training Producer



Given the major transition that many of us have made in 2020 into virtual learning and meetings, it's no surprise that there have been fast developments and widespread adoption onto virtual platforms and apps for hosting this service.

However, as many of us were thrown into this new virtual world so quickly, many people are still uncomfortable with, and are unsure of how to use these virtual platforms to their full potential. Not everyone is tech savvy, or so willing to accept a new way of doing things. Many learning leaders or Virtual Instructors simply don’t have the time to lead a virtual training session, while dealing with issues, or platform intricacies.

That’s where Virtual Producers come in. We’ll explain what a virtual producer is, what a virtual producer does, and why you should hire one.

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Topics: virtual training, vilt, virtual training team, Virtual Training Interactive, virtual producer, staffing virtual producer, virtual training producer

5 Best Practices for Custom eLearning Course Development

Posted by Rachael Jones on Nov 25, 2020 9:30:00 AM

 

5 Best Practices for Custom eLearning Course Development

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, working and learning online has become a greater part of our everyday lives, more so than ever before. This shift has allowed schools, universities, and many companies to continue their work remotely, and in turn has changed the way we learn, plan our training, or develop our employees.

With in-person classroom training no longer an option for many places across the country, learning leaders are shifting their focus to eLearning opportunities.

This technology has allowed for learning and training to continue as it suits different needs, tight schedules, or those working at home. With many businesses now taking this approach to train and develop their employees, how do you create engaging eLearning and a worthwhile learning experience?

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Topics: eLearning program, custom eLearning solution, custom eLearning, contract elearning developer, Custom eLearning Course Development

How to Implement a Workday Training Program to Ensure High User Adoption

Posted by Rachael Jones on Nov 18, 2020 9:30:00 AM

How to Implement a Workday Training Program to Ensure High User Adoption

 

With business strategies and processes constantly changing due to both internal as well as external factors, it’s important for companies to continue adapting to these changes. Ensuring that your staff are trained is one area that you must keep up with to ensure you match the pace of the ever-changing workplace demands.

Consequently, there is a necessity to have a mechanism that ensures employees stay afloat with trends in the business world. Regular training and updates to the human resources management system are vital for a business to remain agile.

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Topics: technology training, user adoption, user adoption training, user adoption checklist, Technology and Change, user adoption of new technology, new technology training, user adoption new technology, workday, workday training, workday training program

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