Corporate Training Tips & Tricks—Save Your Money & Prove Your Worth, Book Excerpt #2 NOTE: The following article is taken, with minor changes, from Corporate Training Tips & Tricks: Save Your Money & Prove Your Worth by Katrina Baker. It is one of three articles by Microassist Senior Learning Architect Kevin Gumienny. To hear more training tidbits from Kevin and other learning and development professionals, we encourage you to get your copy of[…]READ MORE about Corporate Training Development Tip #2: Draw on Other Fields
It Takes Effort and Attention to Create Accessible Elearning. Who Benefits? Have you ever wondered whether your elearning needs to be accessible? That is, whether it needs to be perceivable, operational, understandable, and robust for use by those with disabilities? The revision of the federal procurement standard Section 508 has just been published (it’s been a standard since 1998, and under review for the past few years). In short, Section[…]READ MORE about Creating Accessible Elearning
Tell Us Your Thoughts! Are You Adopting Up and Coming Elearning Technologies in 2017? This is the time of year for reports to come out; Docebo and ATD each recently released their reports of the state of the training industry for 2016. One aspect that stands out is technology trends, especially for elearning. The majority of elearning that’s commonly encountered in the wild follows the self-contained module/LMS model. E.g., “Here’s[…]READ MORE about Elearning Trends: Is New Really Better?
Book Excerpt #1: Corporate Training Tips & Tricks—Save Your Money & Prove Your Worth NOTE: The following article is excerpted from Corporate Training Tips & Tricks: Save Your Money & Prove Your Worth by Katrina Baker. It is one of three articles by Microassist Senior Learning Architect Kevin Gumienny. To hear more training tidbits from Kevin and other learning and development professionals, we encourage you to get your copy of the book from[…]READ MORE about Corporate Training Development: Beware Sniper Stakeholders
Why hire a learning and development company? You don’t need to. That’s kind of important to point out. Companies perform training functions internally all the time. They develop and deliver employee training, they create and deploy training for their customers, they write and distribute training for their channel partners. They may have a training department or they may leverage internal resources. And it can be effective. And yet… even very[…]READ MORE about Learning and Development: Why Hire an Outside Company?
During our recent webinar, “Reaching New Audiences through Online Training,” one attendee asked, “Do people retain training better, same or not as much with video versus reading?” I wanted to poke around in the research before answering. It turns out that the research doesn’t offer a very clear answer. As can be the case, different studies show different things (ever wonder if butter is good or bad for you?). Individual studies[…]READ MORE about Is Video or Text Better for Learning Retention?
When you’re considering a new elearning project, how much thought do you give to the size of the instructional design shop that you’re engaging for elearning development? One Person or a Team? There are several questions when designing learning—do I do this in-house or should I outsource? Should our training be instructor-led or self-guided online? Something else? The question of team size—an individual or a group—often gets overlooked. It shouldn’t.[…]READ MORE about Your Perfect Elearning Development Shop: An Individual or a Team?
So you need to train someone to do something. What are your options? There are several different training methods and a number of variations on each. Essentially, I usually group them in three areas: instructor-led training, webinars, and elearning. Under instructor-led, we can place the standard classroom learning environment. There’s an instructor, with students in the room with the instructor. The instructor can be the classic sage-on-the-stage, or the more[…]READ MORE about Learning Fundamentals: Which Training Methods Work Best?
Resources from the Microassist Learning and Development Team We’re always on the lookout for current information and resources for improving our curriculum and elearning development skills and knowledge. But why keep what we find a secret? Below is a collection of learning and development resources from our learning design team. UPDATE: You may also be interested in the learning and development resources we mentioned during one of our 2017 webinars.[…]READ MORE about Learning and Development Resources
Adib Masumian from our elearning group got Kevin Gumienny, Senior Learning Architect at Microassist, to sit down for an interview on his job. In this segment, Kevin gives us his opinion on what the most challenging thing about being an instructional designer is. This segment is the third in an ongoing series of interviews that we are conducting with Kevin. Stay tuned for more! Q: What is the most challenging thing[…]READ MORE about Kevin Gumienny: Most Challenging Thing About Being an Instructional Designer