The Challenge of Managing Training for the Hybrid Work Environment
As offices re-open and companies are requiring employees to spend at least a few days per week back in their former workspaces, managing training for this hybrid work environment will be a challenge. Even with virtual or eLearning in place, the hybrid work environment presents several obstacles to training delivery: For classroom-based learning, some learners […]
Is This Truly the End of Classroom-Based Training?
Though the sound of the drumbeat of its demise has been growing louder and louder, classroom-based training is not quite dead yet. According to Training magazine’s 2020 Training Industry Report—published in November 2020, while the pandemic was still underway—the majority (54 percent) of respondents indicated that they plan to return to some classroom training post-pandemic […]
The Pros and Cons of Off the Shelf Learning
Sometimes you just can’t do it all. So when internal course design isn’t the answer to training requests, how else can the training team help out? The answer of course is to offer ready-made, off the shelf learning developed by third-party education providers. These courses are generally available as a service: the learner simply logs in […]
Ask the Experts: How to Improve Virtual Training For Learners and Instructors
More than six months into the pandemic, most of us have become accustomed to virtual training, meetings, and interactions with our managers, coworkers, and clients. Though we do more of them, do we ever actually get better at them? Virtual training, of course, has now become the norm for most organizations. While virtual training is […]
All Aboard: Onboarding Employees in the New Normal of Remote Work
There’s a lot going on during the onboarding process for a new employee. You need to make sure they feel comfortable and welcome, are learning continuously, and have access to the right tools and technologies. It requires a lot of communication and face to face interaction. But now that entire companies have transitioned to working […]
Moving Training Online: 6 Tips for a Speedy Transition
In times of uncertainty, businesses must quickly adapt to meet new needs and challenges that are surfaced. The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has caused temporary upheaval in how we work, and how we learn, in today’s workplace. Studies show that by 2017, as many as 77% of companies were using eLearning. But many of those […]
What is adaptive learning?
Adaptive learning is the concept of using technology to create personalized learning experiences in an online environment. Although it has been a topic of discussion in learning and development for some time, it has been finding greater success in the corporate training environment recently as more tools and technology have been developed to facilitate the […]
What is Blended Learning?
Blended learning is a hybrid instructional methodology combining traditional “classroom” instruction, online learning, and structured independent study. The term is increasingly ascribed to the way elearning and traditional classroom methods are combined in corporate training. In essence, it’s a term that represents the fundamental shift in how instructors, learning designers, and learners now approach the […]
The Pocket Guide To Instructional Design: Merging Data, Science, And Social Knowledge To Develop Modern Online Training
How can Instructional Designers use analytical tools to improve elearning design? In this guide to instructional design, we share 6 tips to merge data, science, and social knowledge to develop modern online training. 6 Ways To Develop Modern Online Training Content The world Instructional Designers inhabit isn’t like the rest. It’s a complex place where […]
10 Quick Tips For Building Online Training
What should you know before you build online training? In the past, most online training was created by either specialists (instructional designers) using “eLearning authoring tools” or by subject matter experts (SME) using PowerPoint slides (not really online “education”, but rather more like watching a presentation). While there are a lot of specialty eLearning authoring […]