How to Determine the Best Training Solution for Your Team

Determining the most effective training solution for your team can be challenging. Should you find an instructor for classroom-based or virtual training? Or, should you look into online, self-paced training? Before we discuss the factors that affect your training solutions, let’s take a look at the primary differences between instructor-led and self-paced training. Instructor-Led Training …

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5 Adult Learning Techniques to Improve Your Training Programs

Adults and K–12 students have distinctly different learning styles, mostly because of life experience and maturity levels. For the most part, adults choose to be in a learning environment; they understand how the content applies to their lives, and they see a direct connection between learning the material and being more successful. Understanding the motivation …

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E-learning for the Multi-generational workplace

Bridging the Gap: Elearning for the Multi-generational Workplace

Does your workforce include “the silent generation,” “baby boomers,” “generation X-ers,” and “millennials?” Employers with workforces that span multiple generations are realizing the need for something more than a one-size-fits-all approach to training. Each generation brings different motivations, work habits, and technology comfort levels to the mix. How can you address the elearning needs of …

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M-learning Tools

Tools for Mlearning & How to Choose One

“Can I take this training course on my iPad? Smartphone? Tablet?” Many instructional designers have heard that question lately and wondered exactly how to get their course content to fit into a mobile learning environment. Instructional designers (IDs) need to know which tools are fast, friendly, and provide cross-platform functionality and support. Stop and consider …

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Planning an Instructional Design Project

Best Practices for Planning an Instructional Design Project

Successful projects start with detailed planning. Before you even begin the design phase for your instructor-led training (ILT) course or elearning module, you should have a clear understanding of the project, including its requirements, purpose, audience, deadline, and schedule. Building this solid foundation will help keep you organized and on-track. What Are the Requirements? A …

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