by Lee Stayton
Corporate universities usually focus on training employees and managers within the corporation. However, for manufacturers, the extended organization – dealers, resellers, and other partners – has a critical role. If the partners don’t know how to sell and service the products, the manufacturer will fail. Here’s how one company made eLearning a key part of its strategic plan.
by Judy Unrein
Overcoming objections is an important part of making any eLearning initiative successful. However, eLearning’s long history provides plenty of lessons learned that you can use to make the case. Here are some successful tactics you can use to deal with these objections.
It’s easy to take light for granted, but light makes all the difference in the subjective experience of the person viewing a video. Here’s everything you need to know to begin lighting your eLearning videos more effectively!
by Rick Wilson
Anyone and everyone seems to be creating content for learning, but how well is that content put together? To have a successful “open door” policy on content creation, we need a strategy to ensure orderliness in our messy world of learning. Part one of three parts on how to build that strategy.
The corporate environment presents many challenges to successful eLearning implementation. However, academic institutions have generally been very successful with eLearning. Are there lessons for corporate eLearning in the experience of higher education? Here are some best practices and practical suggestions to consider.
by Bill Brandon
Technology extends what we can do at work, at play, and in our careers. It also reorganizes relationships and culture. Designers who think effective use of mobile technology is just a matter of fitting learning content onto smaller screens, or who approach social media as just another learning delivery channel, may be missing the bigger picture. Here are some ideas to consider.
Do you enjoy a challenge? The author had to determine if specific harvest skills had been transferred from a workshop to lead farmers and then on to individual farmers in remote villages in Rwanda. The key to his success was the “clicker”: an audience response system. Not working in Rwanda? His tips will help you use clickers to lead focus groups in the corporate world, too.
The rapid evolution and adoption of mobile computing devices, including but not limited to smartphones, is driving many changes in the way we do business and in the way we learn. The next step is the creation of the Semantic Web, which links learners and content through persistent context, including location. What does this mean for eLearning professionals?
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are a relatively new format for learning. These are online gatherings of people willing to jointly exchange information and collaboratively enhance their knowledge about a topic of common interest. Learn here about MOOCs, how they work, and how to take part in the “Mother of all MOOCs”!
by Stan Bunson
In classic Instructional Systems Design (ISD), the designer investigates the performance problem and possible alternative ways to correct it before actually beginning to create instructional content. We call this Front-end Analysis, and this week’s feature concludes a two-part tutorial on the process.