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

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

TOP TRAINING COMPANY BEST PRACTICES

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

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

Top Training Company TrainingFolks Receives an A+ from BBB

Posted by Ashley White on Apr 15, 2015 11:33:00 AM

 

 

For the fourth year in a row, the BBB has determined that top training company TrainingFolks receives an A+ rating for meeting and/or exceeding BBB accreditation standards, which includes a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints.

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Topics: training consultants, instructional designers, facilitators, TrainingFolks, training companies, BBB

Morale and Motivation: The Differences Top Instructional Design Consultants Uncovered

Posted by Ashley White on Apr 7, 2015 3:16:00 PM

Whether it's personal fulfillment, enjoyment, the challenges, or simply for love of the job. Every person has their own reason for working, which is just as individual as they are. Even though our bottom line comes down to the compensation, employees are demonstrating the need of wanting something more from their work each and every day. Our top instructional design consultants will uncover the difference between motivation and morale to help you achieve a higher performing workplace.

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Topics: instructional designers, instructional designer services, instructional design companies, instructional design company, instructional design services, instructional design consultant, instructional design consultants, motivation, morale

Storyboarding Best Practices from Top Instructional Design Consultants

Posted by Ashley White on Mar 18, 2015 10:25:00 AM

 

Most top instructional design consultants know the importance of having a solid design plan in place before jumping into the development stage.  This will help ensure a higher rate of a success for corporate training programs.  When eLearning is being developed, instructional design services should include a visual storyboard.  This will save money, time and avoid clients from being surprised and/or disappointed by the end product.  A visual storyboard can be an essential step and bridge the gap between what is envisioned and what will be. Read More

Topics: corporate training companies, corporate training, corporate consulting, instructional designers, training companies, instructional designer services, instructional design companies, instructional design company, contract training, how to hire instructional designer, Tips, instructional design consultant, storyboard

14 Top Tips from Industry Leading Instructional Design Consultants

Posted by Ashley White on Feb 19, 2015 12:11:00 PM

In today’s business environment, instructional design consultants are constantly challenged with the reality that organizational development and change is inevitable.  Over the past couple of years, almost every training company has been pulled into a massive vortex of chaotic change and lean times.

The training companies that survive will be the ones that have realized that instead of fighting the force of the vortex, it’s far better to get up to speed with it and learn how to implement change quickly.

 

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Topics: corporate training companies, corporate training, corporate consulting, instructional designers, training companies, instructional designer services, instructional design companies, instructional design company, contract training, how to hire instructional designer, Tips, instructional design consultant

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

Corporate Training: Build a Successful Wiki for Learning Initiatives

Posted by Ashley White on Aug 14, 2014 11:13:00 AM


For top corporate training programs wikis were first developed over 15 years ago. Research has shown that organizational, training companies or corporate wikis are sustainable and can be beneficial to organizations particularly in improving work processes, collaboration and knowledge management.

Within the corporate training environment, wikis are proving to be valuable tools for:

  • Increasing learner engagement
  • Virtual Insturctor Led vILT support
  • Project collaboration, information sharing and managing content
  • Design collaboration
  • Organizing a community around a written project
  • Distributed intelligence gathering
  • A knowledge base or collaborative extranet
  • Fostering information flow within an organization
  • Helping distributed teams work together seamlessly and productively
  • Eliminating the one-webmaster syndrome of outdated intranet content

The main features of training companies use Wikis are:

  • A simple) way to build and manage content
  • Support hyperlinks and has simple text syntax for creating new pages and crosslinks between internal pages on the fly
  • Accessibility from everywhere without any software installation (just a browser)
  • Easy to track and constantly up-to-date
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Topics: corporate training, instructional designers, virtual instructor lead, Wiki

Are Instructional Designers Still Relevant?

Posted by Lora Boiago on Aug 14, 2013 9:25:00 AM

The growth and quick adoption rates of eLearning authoring tools like Articulate, Captivate and Lectora have raised questions in many organizations as to the relevancy and value of instructional design services.  

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Topics: corporate training program, instructional designers, corporate training programs, Articulate, Lectora, instructional designer, eLearning authoring tools, instructional design service, instructional design services, eLearning authoring tool, Captivate

How to Maximize Effectiveness when Interviewing Training Consultants

Posted by Lora Boiago on Aug 12, 2013 9:24:00 AM


Interviewing a training consultant may be rather intimidating when trying to determine if the candidate has the right skill set you are looking for.  Knowing whether or not they are the right fit for your group is sometimes hard to assess in one conversation, especially if you are interviewing from a virtual location. 

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Topics: training consultant, training consultants, instructional designers, instructional designer, management training consultant