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Instructional Design Elements for Successful Learning

Posted by Nisha Amin on Dec 22, 2016 9:45:00 AM

TIPS FROM YOUR TRAINING COMPANY

Experienced instructional designers understand the importance of motivating and engaging their learners.  With the changing workforce comes a significant change in learning styles as well as available time for employees to spend on training and development initiatives.

The experts Instructional Design consultants here at TrainingFolks have been working with a number of tools to ensure effective programs are created, delivered and evaluated for our clients.  Here are some tools and tips to help with your upcoming projects. 

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Topics: Instructional design

CORPORATE TRAINING DONE RIGHT

Posted by Nisha Amin on Jun 28, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Training Industry Inc. identifies TrainingFolks for best-in-class training services and technologies for a fifth consecutive year.

Cascade Pointe Ln, Cary– June 28, 2016 - Training Industry Inc. the global hub for resources, insight and tools for training professionals has named global corporate training company TrainingFolks to its 2016 Content Development Watch List once again.

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Topics: Instructional design, corporate training, corporate consulting, TrainingFolks, outsourcing training, trainingconsultant

Guidelines to Hiring the Right Instructional Designer

Posted by Rachael Jones on Jan 20, 2015 10:30:00 AM

What does an instructional designer do?  With over 15 years of experience, TrainingFolks has hired thousands of Instructional Designers across the globe. Our ability to find, qualify and select the right candidate is critical for time sensitive projects and has made us a go-to instructional design company for a multitude of Fortune 500 organizations. As a training company we understand your desire to hire an individual that encompasses the necessary skill set, brings the required experience and seamlessly fits into your organization.

The TrainingFolks team can help you navigate through the challenging process by defining the role and providing the information necessary to guide you through the hiring process.

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Topics: corporate training companies, Instructional design, corporate training, corporate consulting, instructional designers, training companies, consulting services, instructional design companies, instructional design company, contract training, Articulate Studio, Articulate, how to hire instructional designer, Captivate, Tips, training solution

Instructional Designer: eLearning Chunking Strategy Tips

Posted by Lora Boiago on Jun 17, 2013 5:14:00 PM

As instructional designers, we’re always looking for new concepts that will lead to successful
learning experiences.  A main psychological phenomenon heavily practiced in the world of instructional design is information chunking. Chunking content is critical because of the way the human brain works.

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Topics: Instructional design, instructional designers, instructional designer, eLearning, instructional designer service

Instructional Design Services: Visualize Through Storyboarding

Posted by Lora Boiago on May 15, 2013 4:07:00 PM

Previously, in our Course Development Tips – How to Build a Good Design Plan post, we wrote about the importance of having a good design plan in place before jumping into development to ensure the success of a corporate training program.  For an eLearning course, instructional design services should also include creating a visual storyboard as part of that plan.  A great storyboard will save time, money and avoid clients being surprised or disappointed by the end results.  A visual storyboard is, in essence, a bridge between what is envisioned and what will be.

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Topics: Instructional design, corporate training, corporate training program, instructional designers, instructional designer, eLearning, instructional designer service, instructional designer services

Instructional Design Company: Working in Partnership with Your SMEs

Posted by Lora Boiago on Apr 7, 2013 5:03:00 PM


How do instructional design companies build and leverage valuable relationships with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) when designing a new learning program?

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Topics: Instructional design, instructional designers, instructional designer, instructional design companies, instructional design company

Course Development Tips – How to Build a Good Design Plan

Posted by Lora Boiago on Mar 22, 2013 5:19:00 PM

 

"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works." - Steve Jobs


It seems like a logical progression - design your corporate training program, then develop it.  But often, a good upfront corporate design plan – if it exists at all - is pushed aside as we rush to develop the course first.  This results in the content being written and forced to fit into the course development schedule as opposed to the course development emerging from a good design plan.

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Topics: Instructional design, corporate training, corporate training program, instructional designers, instructional designer, corporate training consultants, corporate training programs, course development, course design, how to hire instructional designer

The Value of Management Training Consultants: Mergers & Acquisitions

Posted by Jody Raines on Dec 12, 2012 1:56:00 PM

Management training is an ongoing and complex challenge. Especially during a merger or acquisition, there can be battle lines that arise based upon the pre-existing entities.  For any company or organization, if not handled appropriately this can be deadly. Regardless of industry or size, all companies have something in common - they survive by maintaining satisfied customers through their employees and managers. The importance of developing, training and rewarding a company's people through management training cannot be over estimated, and having a third party management training consultant who can be impartial and objective can provide much needed expertise and guidance through choppy and difficult times. 

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Topics: training consultant, training consultants, Instructional design, contract trainers, corporate training, change management, managing change, merger integration

Tips For Maintaining An eLearning Program

Posted by Jody Raines on Nov 8, 2012 2:44:00 PM

Corporate training programs 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.

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Topics: training consultant, training consultants, Instructional design, corporate training, eLearning program, eLearning change management

5 Questions To Assess Corporate Training For ICD-10 Deadline

Posted by Jody Raines on Oct 10, 2012 9:11:00 AM

Revised: See our Health Care Training industry page for further informationg. Corporate Training for ICD-10 implementation has a new deadline. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has extended the deadline for implementing the new ICD-10 coding standard to October 1, 2015. What does this mean with regard to implementation of new ICD-10 training?

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Topics: training consultants, Instructional design, corporate training, corporate training program, custom training, corporate training trends, corporate training tips, hiring a training consultant, compliance training, HIPAA compliance training, HIPAA 5010, ICD-10 training, healthcare