What can training program managers learn from a study of Dutch government websites? Their website audits reveal five insights (at least) to consider when building accessible elearning. Accessible Elearning Insights Gleaned from Dutch Municipality Website Audits I just finished Eric Velleman’s 2018 dissertation, The Implementation of Web Accessibility Standards by Dutch Municipalities (discovered through Laura Carlson’s excellent weekly newsletter, Web Design Update). How does this relate to elearning, you might[…]READ MORE about Accessible Elearning Insights Gleaned from Dutch Municipality Website Audits
Are you a Learning Dispatch newsletter subscriber? A favorite newsletter feature is “This Month in Learning.” In it, Senior Learning Architect Kevin Gumienny links to 5-10 articles from various disciplines related to learning and development. Here are Kevin’s top learning and development articles from 2018. They’re each culled from the 80+ mentioned throughout the year. If you missed them, don’t experience the same regret in 2020! Subscribe to the Learning Dispatch newsletter today for learning updates[…]READ MORE about The Year in Learning—Top Learning and Development Articles from 2018
Budget limits. Deadlines. Legacy tools. They don’t have to mean sacrificing creativity, engagement, or effectiveness. An interaction catalog can help you develop effective elearning under constraints. Developing Effective Custom Training While Respecting Resource Limitations Learning development is a paradox. Study after study tells us that training matters. It changes how people do things. It affects the bottom line. Once business problems are identified, training, while not the answer to every[…]READ MORE about Creativity within Constraints: When Cost, Resource Scarcity, or Deadlines Make Effective Elearning Seem Out of Reach
We’re updating our online collection of elearning examples. Quite a few of them are from custom projects that tackle difficult, but critical and life-saving topics. Here are summaries of two examples we posted recently. Go directly to examples: HIV/STD Program Case Management Training | Perinatal HIV Prevention Program Training Elearning Example 1: Visual Models and the HIV/STD Program Case Management Training “As a virus, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, or HIV, demonstrates characteristics[…]READ MORE about Microassist Elearning Examples Drawn from Texas DSHS Projects
Last month, I discussed choosing a training method. In that commentary, I suggested that you choose a method that would be effective. This month, we take a quick look at what “effective” means, and one approach to creating training that gets the job done. To Develop Effective Training, Start at the Beginning What does it mean for training to be effective? I’ve recently finished Cathy Moore’s Map It: The Hands-On[…]READ MORE about 3 Keys to Creating Effective Training
Sure, you’ve got a training need—but the format? When you’re faced with choosing a training method, here are tips on deciding direction. Picking the Right Method for Your Next Training Project Matching Training Format to Training Need How do you fit the training format to the training need? Does a topic work better as in-person, instructor-led training; as an instructor-led webinar; as online, self-directed elearning? When choosing a training method,[…]READ MORE about Choosing a Training Method: 3 Things to Consider
Is your training working? How do you know? Here’s guidance on evaluating your workplace training and ensuring training effectiveness. Evaluating Your Workplace Training How often have you wanted to know whether your training program makes a difference? You might be a training program manager, or perhaps a trainer or instructional designer. If you’re attempting to change behavior, you need to know whether your efforts are working. And the way to[…]READ MORE about 3 Essential Elements for Evaluating Training Effectiveness
Of course elearning needs sound! Or does it? Here are some ways to build elearning without audio. Need creative help in developing your elearning course? Contact us to learn more about our elearning development services. Creating Engaging—but Silent—Learning Courses Who doesn’t love audio narration in elearning? Yet audio can be difficult, for both the learner and the training program. Learners need to have an environment where they can play the[…]READ MORE about Designing Elearning without Audio
Your subject matter expert can be a great training resource. Here’s how to set your SME up for success when delivering training. Do SMEs Make Good Trainers? How many trainers have started out as subject matter experts? Often, recruiting a subject matter expert (SME) to become a trainer is the easiest move a training manager can make. Who would make a better trainer than someone who’s already an expert? Being[…]READ MORE about Do SMEs Make Good Trainers?
You’ve likely taken training with a video component. But is it worth the effort or dollars to incorporate it into your own training program? Here’s what the research says about using video in training, and a few tips on how to get started. So, I’m Thinking about Using Video in My Training Perfect. It’s a great time to start. Tools for developing video are sophisticated and mature. They are also[…]READ MORE about Using Video in Training: Should You or Shouldn’t You?