Learning & Collaboration Blog

  • Manual Methods Still Dominate Training

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    Despite an era of apps, online training methods, and learning management system automation, there are still a large number of organizations that rely upon manual methods for delivery and tracking. Not just small companies, but large ones! According to one study conducted by the folks at SoftwareAdvice.com, roughly 36% of LMS purchasers they encounter reported that they […]

  • Improve Live Training By Doing This

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    When you design a live learning event, it is always a good idea to utilize the best practices in instructional design. There are good reasons to do this, but mainly because you will be saving yourself the headache of rework, and the content will be optimized for learning from day-one. You can make your life […]

  • ELearning and Cheating a Big Deal?

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    Elearning is great in that it allows you to teach new skills despite geographic boundaries. That said, one of the common complaints with elearning is how easy it can be for the users to cheat. But does it matter? While none of us want people to cheat on our elearning courses, we have to really […]

  • 7 Ed-Tech Tools You Can Use Today

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    There are an abundance of education technology tools available today, it may be unclear as to which is best. While I cannot answer this question, I can share some of the more popular tools that are available (most of which are free). You may have heard of most of these, but others may surprise you. 7 […]

  • 7 Key ELearning Feedback Points

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    Whenever you create an elearning program it is important to solicit feedback from a portion of your target audience. It goes a long way in helping you to shape your learning so that it is optimal for the audience. While feedback is a good thing, it can often be misinterpreted for criticism. It is important […]

  • EdTech in K-12 Facts [INFOGRAPHIC]

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    Technology has always played an important role in education, but today it seems like the role of the various tech tools is greater than ever. There are likely a variety of reasons for this. I would venture to say that the influence of mobile devices is a major driving factor. There really isn’t a time […]

  • Critical Steps for Interactive E-Books

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    One of the first forms of elearning was the ebook. It its simplest form, this was just a book that had been transposed and delivered online. Today, the landscape is a bit different. As our elearning tools have evolved, so has the ability to add interactive components to the static ebooks of the past. No more […]

  • Blended Learning? Start Here First

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    If you have ever considered implementing a blended learning approach to your live training or classrooms, then you are well aware of the benefits it can bring to learning. That said, you are likely also aware that there are a slew of tool, tips, and technology platforms out there, all of which are claiming to […]

  • Proven Post Training Evaluation Tips

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    One of the often over-looked components of training program development is the post-training evaluation. In many cases, the evaluation design is an afterthought as precedence is given to the actual training content. This is a huge mistake. Arguably, the design of your evaluations should begin near the start of the entire project. This includes pre-course, […]

  • 26 Ways To Facilitate Learning

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    There are many different instructional design techniques available today, and as such it is can be difficult to determine which one is best for the content you are presenting. No matter the context for your content there are a handful of techniques you can use to maximize its effectiveness. Below are 26 techniques, as originally […]