Elearning

Why employee training is important (5 reasons)

Employee training and development programs provide the perfect opportunity to develop the knowledge base in your organization. And most importantly, great learning experiences make for a happier workforce. In this article, we take a dive into why employee training is important, and how you can provide knowledge and skills in a cost effective way. 5 […]

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How to use collaborative storyboarding to create engaging elearning

Save your designs from boring content! Get your hands on the collaborative elearning storyboard template we use on all our own projects. We often hear elearning authors struggle to produce engaging designs when faced with streams of technical content from subject matter experts. This essential tool will help to unite stakeholders around a common goal, […]

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Retail training: How to pick the right authoring tool

Choosing an elearning authoring tool isn’t easy and it takes more than a free trial. With each tool offering a wide range of features, workflows and support packages, it’s important you find the right fit for everyone: shop-floor staff all the way to your in-house Learning Designers. This detailed guide will help you find a […]

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How to deliver nuanced content at scale with a personalized scenario (video and example)

How can you balance the business need of fast elearning production with the big impact that personalization has for learners? Go behind the scenes of a first-person scenario that’s been tailored for different working environments in this #Designer’sCut to see how we’ve tackled personalization at scale with discrimination training. 3 ideas for making your scenarios […]

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6 inspiring microlearning examples: Inspiration for 2021

With so many jumping on microlearning’s bandwagon, is it the big L&D heist many experts argue – or is promise lurking? As always, it comes down to execution. We’ve shared 6 top microlearning examples and best practice tips to help you hit the mark. What is microlearning? Microlearning is a way of providing short, focused […]

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How to drive performance improvement through scenario-based elearning

Descriptive paintings in caves from prehistoric times. Lyric poetry passed down orally through generations. Novels, theatre, TV soap operas…and elearning scenarios. It’s human nature to share wisdom, knowledge, information and life lessons through storytelling. So why wouldn’t you tap into that when it comes to designing elearning courses that needs to change behaviour, improve performance […]

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5 tips to make your microlearning strategy really deliver

The shift from “courses to resources” has been a hot topic for more than ten years. Many learning designers chop up their content. But is this really microlearning? In this article, Kirstie Greany challenges traditional perceptions and shares some ideas on how to create a successful microlearning strategy.

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The 5-step elearning content development process

Want a foolproof elearning content development process that delivers great results, every time? We’ve learned from the wins and war stories of hundreds of learning teams and boiled this down to five key steps for producing effective elearning. The 5 essential steps for a successful elearning development process are: Set clear goals (Capture) Develop a […]

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How to create a brilliant branching scenario

Are you ready to start using branched scenarios in your online learning experiences? In this article, we’ll share inspiration and practical advice to enable you to bring your branching scenario ideas to life. Branching means designing different routes through your content, depending on actions made by the user. A branching scenario is a way of […]

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10 awesome benefits of elearning in the workplace

Before you create or improve your digital learning and development strategy, make sure you’re clear on the opportunities elearning presents to your business. Here are 10 awesome benefits to having elearning in the workplace! 10 benefits of elearning in the workplace 1. It’s expected Effective, relevant online learning is sought after and expected by modern […]

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7 tips for designing accessible elearning

Everyone should be able to have a great learning experience. This means making sure you consider accessibility when designing elearning. There are some simple and practical changes you can make to your course design to meet (and exceed!) WCAG 2.0 standards. Here are 7 tips to help you create accessible elearning experiences. What does accessible […]

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How to design onboarding elearning that wins hearts and minds

Onboarding is about so much more than a years-old marketing video from the CEO and a building tour to point out the fire exits! Well-designed onboarding elearning improves employee retention, engagement and loyalty, as well as compliance and speed-to-competence – all really important business metrics. Would you believe that one third of people leave a […]

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Why gamification in elearning is important

Gamification has been a hot topic in elearning for some time now and it’s no surprise. We all love playing games. The feeling of accomplishment, of improving, of beating an opponent, and the feedback and rewards that you get are the sorts of things that keep you coming back for more. Here’s why gamification in […]

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Elearning innovation: examples, tips and technology

Inspiration can be hard to find. It can be even harder to be continuously innovative. So then, how do you keep your ideas fresh, your production process smart and your elearning strategy current? Our expert learning consultants have hand-picked some useful resources to kick-start your elearning innovation. Whether you’re producing online training courses for your […]

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8 Top Learning and Development Podcasts

Hearing from other industry experts is a great way to keep your finger on the pulse, get new ideas and inspiration for how to improve L&D in your organization. You used to have to go to events or keep on top of reading blogs and books, but with the rise of podcasts you can hear […]

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How to win at gamification in elearning, every time!

Gamification; gamified learning; serious games. Whatever term you prefer, games and elearning have something of a chequered history! Once the thing everyone was talking about, then something most people were only talking about (and not really doing), and more recently a bit of an abandoned bandwagon. But gamification in learning is absolutely something you should […]

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How to design elearning endings with impact

How much thought do you give your elearning endings? We are (thankfully) past the days of a pop-up, printable “certificate” and thank you message. But are you doing as much as you could be to make sure you close out your elearning programme with impact? Read on for some practical tips and inspiring examples. First, […]

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How do you price online training courses?

How do you price online training courses? It’s a difficult question for many online training providers. In this article, we look at three pricing strategies and examine how a number of successful organizations price their training products and get a good ROI. You’ve created an amazing online learning offering and will soon be ready to […]

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