Centralized vs. Decentralized Training: Is One Model Better?

It’s time to stop arguing about decentralized vs. centralized training — and start training. “We can’t let the field offices develop training. They’re not trainers!” “Well, those trainers don’t know anything about what we do! How are they supposed to train us on our processes?” If you’ve ever worked in training for a large organization, chances are... View Article

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Mobile Learning: How Small Screens Can Lead to Big Results

So you’re feeling pretty proud of yourself because you’ve finally implemented responsive web design in your training! Your trainees are happily pecking away on their phones, and all is right with the world. Right? Wrong. You can put that celebratory glass of wine down. You’re behind again. Just when you thought you were all caught... View Article


3 Ways to Bring Gamification to Your Training – On a Budget

When I was teaching high school, there was often nothing more important to my students than the upcoming BIG GAME. No, I’m not talking about football. The long-anticipated release of a new video game would often have gamers “coming down with the flu” on the big day to be sure they got a good place... View Article


Keeping the “A” in ADDIE — Why It’s a Must

We’ve all been there: You’re called into a meeting and asked to develop training for a new desk-level procedure. The new process is a security issue, so they want it right away. “Okay,” you say. “Let me get started on the analysis. Who can I call to find out more about the workforce and what... View Article


Scaling Instructor-Led Training: Yes, It’s Possible! Here’s How!

Remember your school days? Sitting in a cube all by yourself and watching video lessons interrupted by the occasional online quiz? Never interacting with anyone else? Those were the days, right? Of course, none of us remember our school experience that way. In school, students sit in a classroom with a real live person explaining... View Article


What Research Says About Powerful Storytelling in Training

“Tell me a story!” If you’re a parent or grandparent, or even an aunt, uncle, or family friend, you’ve probably heard those words shouted out around bedtime. Kids love stories! So you tell the story, put the kids to bed, and then what do you do? Watch TV? Read a book? That’s right — you... View Article


3 Ways to Reinforce Culture & Values in Your Training Curriculum

Are your employees representing your company’s core values? Unfortunately, few companies take the time and effort to really answer this important question. After all, company values are meant for posters on the breakroom walls, right? Wrong. Businesses that think company culture and core values don’t affect the bottom line are missing out on a vast... View Article


7 Surprising Myths Busted About Augmented & Virtual Reality in Learning

Training with augmented and virtual reality is closer than you think. In fact, it’s here. For many of us, phrases like “virtual reality” and “augmented reality” still seem like science fiction. If you’re a technophobe, VR and AR may even seem like some dystopian nightmare ready to erase our minds and place us all in... View Article


A Team of ONE? End-to-end Training Designers Might Be the Future

When is the last time a client said, “Let’s create this training program as slowly as possible”? That’s right: never. Most executives understand that having a poorly trained workforce (or a group working on antiquated systems because they haven’t been trained on better ones) is very expensive. So when they want better training for their... View Article