How to Create User-centric Courses for Successful eLearning

It’s easy to get caught up in designing learning based on what you and your team think is best.  You, of course, have the users’ best interests in mind. You want the learning experience to be a productive one. There are so many factors to consider: staffing, new product or system launches (and their ever-changing... View Article

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How to Get Employees Refreshed + Excited for the New Year

The new year is just around the corner, and you’re likely starting to see a bit of a slump in your employees’ performances. It’s fairly typical for this time of year given the busy holiday season. Your employees are tired from holiday parties, family commitments and working hard to reach those end-of-the-year goals. But with... View Article

5 Biggest Training Mistakes of 2016 and How to Fix Them

Following the latest trends in learning has always been important to those who want to keep their learners engaged. It seems, however, that staying “on trend” has become even more critical as technology has become part of every aspect of our lives. Being trendy is a good thing. But some of us, in our eagerness... View Article

5 Roles of the Extraordinary Instructional Designer in 2017

Breaking down a business goal with one strong punch, mind-melding with a subject matter expert and motivating a group to change a wheel on a bus going 90 miles an hour down the highway… is it Rocky… is it a Vulcan? No, it’s the EID (extraordinary instructional designer)! The training world is filled with ordinary... View Article

7 eLearning Trends for 2017

So many exciting developments are happening in the world of eLearning and technology lately. It is an exciting and overwhelming task to narrow down the top eLearning trends for 2017 — but alas, there must be a list! Here are my favorites in no particular order. None of these are new ideas, but some of... View Article

How to Attract Top Millennial Talent to Your Organization [+ free e-book!]

There’s a new generation coming in and driving tomorrow’s workforce. Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past five years, you’ve heard the “M” word by now. Generation Y—a group more popularly known as Millennials—is beginning to take over the workplace as more and more Baby Boomers begin to retire. At this point,... View Article

The Rise of the Sharing Economy: The Challenges + How to Tackle it Through Training

The rise of the sharing economy has introduced new needs into workplace training. With independent contractors all over the country and world, training needs to be done in an efficient way allowing contractors to interact efficiently with training curriculum. The curriculum is necessary for optimizing consumer experiences needed to allow a business to grow and... View Article

3 Apps Every Instructional Designer Should Use

Because it’s almost 2017, there’s a pretty good chance you’re reading this blog post on your phone. That’s just what we do these days—we use our phones for everything. Why should instructional design be any different? Mobile apps can not only make the creation process easier but make the implementation much smoother as well. Keep... View Article

Learning Theories – Which is Best for Millennials?

As learning professionals, we are always interested in learning theories, especially if we’ve been in the industry for a while and have seen more than one learning theory applied to our development over the years. I’ve recently been giving thought as to how millennials learn, for example: Which methods work best for a millennial? What... View Article

10 Surprising Benefits of eLearning

Most companies are aware of the general benefits of eLearning. It saves money because you don’t have to bring everyone together into a classroom, people can take training when it is convenient to them, and of course, eLearning offers a consistent training experience. These are all great reasons to include eLearning as part of your... View Article

3 Ways to Avoid Employee Burnout – Engage, Train + Retain

Employee burnout is a common issue among the modern workplace and is a major reason why talented workers often leave their place of business. As an employer, learning to recognize the signs of burnout is the key way to avoiding it in the first place. Signs of burnout in employees can include: lack of motivation... View Article