A training program can help bridge cultural and workplace practice differences. Training delivered via eLearning modules or live online classes can be particularly effective, but it takes a lot of upfront work to get a successful program off the ground. Here are five keys that will help you design and deliver a successful global training program.
by Sean Hougan
The number of learning management system (LMS) products and providers continues to increase, making the selection of an LMS more challenging than ever. Yet the benefits of choosing the right LMS the first time make the effort well worth it. Here are five basic tips to guide you, and an RFP (request for proposal) template to support your selection process.
by Ben Muzzell
If you’re a manager or supervisor in a small-to-medium size business, you already know there’s never enough time for you to tackle every challenge you face. For example, how can you build a training program that is current, complete, effective, and affordable? Here’s a simple four-step process that starts with an “invisible” resource that you already have.
eLearning developers often underestimate Lectora, but its great strength is the ability to integrate custom code alongside the out-of-the-box features. Here are two examples: controlling access based on launch date, and determining the user’s browser size in order to emulate responsive design features. If you are a Lectora user, or considering Lectora, you need to read this tip!
by Rony Zarom
The second screen (using a mobile device to access supplementary content or applications) is no longer a passing trend, and no longer exclusive to viewers of popular television programs. Here’s an introductory look at this design strategy, and how it is already in use in eLearning.
by Kevin Lange
Audio adds necessary context to video components in eLearning productions, yet it is often overlooked or not done well because of cost considerations. However, even on a tight budget it is possible to improve the quality of the audio in your eLearning with the right equipment. Here’s a shopping list that will get you there without breaking the bank!
by Sarah Bright
If content is king in eLearning, graphic design provides the royal raiment that engages the learner’s attention and emotion. Dress (your content) to impress (the learners)! Here are 10 tips, 20 resources, and some do’s and don’ts that will make learning enjoyable (and fun to create)!
Should learning be easy and effortless? Many designers approach their task under the assumption that it should be. However, research says otherwise: Struggle has long-term benefits for learning. Read about it here, and about how you can put the research findings into practice.