Five Ways to Engage Students with Scenario-Based Learning

In scenario-based learning, learners work through challenges or exercises presented along a specific story line. Good scenario-based training is aligned with the job performance expectations for the learner once they complete the course. Why Scenario-Based Learning is Effective Effective learning scenarios mimic the tasks associated with a given job. Thus, learners bring a set of... 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


How to Create Low-Cost, High-Impact Microlearning

Today’s audience expects their learning content on-demand, in bite-size chunks, and highly relevant to their immediate needs. As a result, many companies are choosing to replace instructor-led classroom training with online microlearning. In this blog, we’ll explore effective methods to create impactful microlearning while keeping the costs low. What is Microlearning? Microlearning has been defined... 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


7 Favorites Tools & Apps from our Expert Instructional Designers

You asked, and our instructional designers answered with their top tools and applications! We were surprised to find that most of our IDs chose to highlight organizational platforms over project tools. But if you’re in the project world, you know just how many moving parts there are to each project. One needs to keep things... 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


Webinar Recap: The Five Guiding Principles of Effective Microlearning

In a powerful survey by ATD, 90% of learners reported better understanding of fundamental concepts after completing a microlearning component. 84% of learners said they were more likely to put new concepts to immediate use when microlearning was offered, and 59% of learners completed MORE training than required when offered via microlearning components. If you... View Article


Top 10 Tweets and Tips That Will Ease Your #LSCon FOMO

Although we would have loved to make it to the Learning Solutions 2019 Conference and Expo, we are living vicariously through all the posts across social media. From inspiring keynotes to insightful workshop sessions, we have scoured the web (Twitter, specifically) for the best tweets and tips that will ease your #LSCon FOMO. This year’s... View Article


Webinar Recap: Fall Back in Love by Revitalizing Old Content

If you have ever felt heartbroken by learning content that is overused or outdated, you are not alone. In our recent webinar, one of our Master Instructional Designers, Kesha Dougan, shared 9 simple yet effective and affordable ways to bring stale content back to life. With ever-changing organizational cultures and constantly evolving technology and trends, it’s... View Article