Interview with Microassist’s senior learning architect Kevin Gumienny and instructional designer Brandon Winston on what it takes to convert classroom training to elearning. Topics covered include: What is elearning? Advantages of elearning over classroom training How to make sure you create effective elearning when converting from classroom training How long does it take to create elearning? How much does it cost? How effective is using elearning vs instructor-led training? [Skip[…]READ MORE about Converting Classroom Training to Elearning [Audio Interview]
When you are planning a software training program roll out, you initially concentrate on what you are going to teach—objectives, curriculum, instructors. However, getting the logistics correct, such as training room rental setup and technical capabilities—and even the coffee and snacks—can also be important to the success of your training program. Rent a Classroom for Your Training Program: Why to Do It, and What to Ask Let us see what questions[…]READ MORE about Room Rental Questions for a Successful Training Program Roll Out
A recording of Linda Warren’s presentation on What Makes Good Public Facing Training at Elearning Symposium 2013 in Austin.READ MORE about Webinar Recording: Why Public Facing Training?
Recently, my wife and I rented a minivan for a family trip to Taos, NM. The dashboard computer for the vehicle supplied a mind-boggling number of metrics, including arrival time at destination, trip mileage, miles to empty, average miles per gallon, instantaneous miles per gallon, etc. On the ten-hour drive through the monotonous scenery of West Texas, I got a bit bored and started trying to optimize some of the[…]READ MORE about Training Metrics that Matter: Thoughts from a West Texas Road Trip
Dr. BJ Fogg, director of Stanford’s Persuasive Tech Lab, presented a compelling keynote at mLearnCon 2012 centered around a fascinating question: Can computers be designed to change people’s beliefs and behaviors? The Stanford Persuasive Technology Lab creates insight into how computing products—from websites to mobile phone software—can be designed to change what people believe and what they do. Unlike a lot of pop culture behavior gurus, Dr. Fogg takes a[…]READ MORE about mLearnCon 2012 – BJ Fogg A Methodology for Designing Behavior Change
Have you just been assigned an elearning project? Ready to start planning the project. An essential component of planning an elearning project is figuring out the skill sets needed on your elearning team to complete the project. Ready to pull together your team? What skills do you need on your team to create quality elearning? How many people? Most large E-learning projects are carried out by multiple people. At Microassist we divide our[…]READ MORE about Elearning Team Roles: Critical Skills for Learning Projects
Return on Investment (ROI) is a metric commonly used in business and financial circles to compare competing investments. The use of Training ROI as a way to measure the return on training investment on training initiatives is growing in the training industry. Recently, the focus on Training ROI has become controversial; industry thought leader, Jane Bozarth recently said ROI is “evaluation by autopsy.” Leading Elearning blogger David Kelly states in[…]READ MORE about Training ROI: Use of Return on Investment for Training Programs
Your customers are tuning out – they are ignoring emails, downloading and listening to music through iTunes, Spotify, Rhapsody, using DVR’s to fast forward through commercials. How do you get their attention? How do you gain their trust to build your brand? Innovative solutions are often created by utilizing approaches or techniques that are commonplace in one field to solve problems in another. Could your organization benefit from looking at[…]READ MORE about How to Use Training Programs to Build Your Brand
The number of all mobile devices accessing the Internet worldwide will surpass 1 billion by 2013. In addition, the number of users of mobile devices will double by the end of the year! The mobile Internet is ramping up exponentially faster than the desktop Internet did or will ever realize. This dramatic increase in adoption of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets has crystallized a collective focus on mobile[…]READ MORE about Why You Can’t Ignore Mobile Learning
The concept behind learning management systems are difficult to understand – and once you throw in all the industry jargon, it can be nearly impossible. We’ve got the basics for you in 29 slides. Need a bit more help? We offer learning management system consulting services. Learning Management Systems 101 from MicroAssist, IncREAD MORE about What is a Learning Management System?