Personalized Learning for the Millennial Generation (and Everyone Else)

According to the Pew Research Group, Millennials are the largest generational cohort in the workforce, but many of us are still trying to understand their needs and expectations. In this post, we look at one of the most significant requirements of this generation: personalization. There have been many attempts to define “personalized learning.” While previous... View Article

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Is Your Training Challenging Enough for Your Employees?

Learning professionals want their training to be challenging for employees. But they also want to attract lots of registrations. It’s easy to see how a passion for engaging employees can cause an instructional designer to unwittingly “dumb down” the format, content, or dynamic of a training opportunity. Creating more challenging training is not a simple... View Article

Four Things Millennials Need to Succeed in the Workplace

Just in case you hadn’t heard…The Millennials (the generation born between 1980-2000) are coming.   No wait, the Millennials have arrived.  They are here.  They are in the workforce en masse and we need them.  And they have arrived with a unique set of needs that we should all be thinking about. Consider these needs... View Article

Wearable Technology — The Next Big Trend in eLearning

Wearable technology — the term seems both futuristic and oddly normal. Technology evolves so quickly that we are becoming almost numb and unimpressed by so many changes. You or someone you know probably owns wearable technology such as an Apple Watch® (a smartwatch that operates as a small wearable computing device), a Fitbit® (wearable technology... View Article

Three Ideas for Adding Gaming into Any Deliverable or Curriculum

Games are undeniably fun for learners, and playfulness supports a more open learning atmosphere. Here are a few very simple things you can add to any deliverable or curriculum to benefit learners in a powerful way. Match the game’s cognitive task to job requirements. Games should be relevant to the job task. For example, you... View Article

Five Benefits of eLearning Automation

If you were born after 1970, you might not even remember a day in your working life when the Learning Management System (LMS) did not exist. Early iterations of the LMS first started appearing in the 1970s to support a truly disruptive innovation that we now call “eLearning.” Since then, these two learning tools have... View Article

Six Perks to Offer to Millennial Employees That Won’t Break the Bank

It’s time to face facts: Millennials are changing today’s modern workforce. They are changing culture, and even now the overall structure for companies as a whole. In order to obtain and retain these millennial employees, more and more business owners are finding themselves searching for new and creative ways to keep them happy and thriving... View Article

How Millennials are Changing Workplace Communication

At this moment in 2017, Millennials and baby boomers currently are coexisting in the workplace, as more Generation Y workers are entering into today’s bustling workforce. Large organizations are looking to hire more and more of these bright, qualified young folks as their companies are changing and evolving. This influx of new millennial employees is... View Article

Three Tips to Help Employees Apply Training to Their Jobs

We spend hours upon hours creating training and delivering it to our employees. We know we have executed all the proper steps throughout the instructional design and implementation processes, yet we still wonder…will our employees be able to apply what they learned to their job? Here are three tips to keep in mind when designing... View Article

Five Tips for Creating Video Clips with a Smartphone

With the workforce drastically changing — a larger percentage of younger employees, and that number continuing to increase until 2025 — I’m constantly noodling on the learning needs and requirements of this younger and more tech-savvy generation. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that continuous learning opportunities are uber-important to this generation... View Article

12 Tips for Repurposing eLearning Content

Whether you call it chunking, slicing and dicing, or creating learning objects, reusing content is a winning formula for turning learning principles into action. After all, you’ve worked hard to create an effective and powerful learning experience. Why shouldn’t it have more than one life? I’ve listed below some tips to challenge you to see... View Article

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