Editor’s Note – Introducing Six Questions: Earlier this year, I interviewed several leaders in the field of learning and development to get their perspectives on, among other things, what they foresaw for 2020. This was before COVID-19 fundamentally affected the way that we live our lives, including how we train and the modalities by which we learn. Still, there is a lot here that continues to be relevant, even in[…]READ MORE about Six Questions with Clark Quinn
Inclusion and diversity are imperatives in today’s workplace. For those who create training or administer training programs, that means considering and meeting the needs of learners with disabilities. This “Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning” provides practical steps for ensuring your online training fosters a welcoming experience for all of your learners, whether they are team members, clients, or the public. A Guide for Creating and Buying Accessible Online Training[…]READ MORE about The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning
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
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
Making elearning accessible is the right thing to do. It’s also often a project requirement. Senior Learning Architect Kevin Gumienny shares conference insights from CSUN ATC 2018 on how to include accessibility in your elearning development process. He’ll introduce using pattern libraries for accessible elearning development, explaining how they can make your development process more efficient. CSUN Session Takeaways for Developing Accessible Elearning The 33rd California State University, Northridge Assistive Technology Conference[…]READ MORE about Using Pattern Libraries for Accessible Elearning: Insights from CSUN 2018
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?
Organizations are finding that microlearning creates effective training more quickly and less expensively than traditional courses. Is microlearning right for you? Here are a few points to consider. Microlearning: Is it a Good Fit for Your Training Program? You might have heard about microlearning. It’s the idea that training is best delivered through targeted, short (no more than ten-minute) instructional segments, usually online. What’s more, several organizations have found that a[…]READ MORE about Microlearning—Is it a Good Fit for Your Training Program?
When writing multiple choice questions, do you ever wonder whether the stem should read “what option should you choose” or “which option should you choose”? And should options begin with a capitalized letter, even if they are incomplete sentences? Should options have closing punctuation? Should the stem end in a colon? Will anyone even care? And, of course, it’s not just about the quiz. Throughout your curriculum, there are decisions[…]READ MORE about A Note on Details: Which versus What?
One of the enduring challenges in the learning and development world is disseminating training classes to the largest audience in the least amount of time. Supporting a distributed workforce through effective training is an increasingly important challenge as companies expand across larger geographic regions. Conquering Distance Education: Top 4 Ways to Train Staff Across the Miles It isn’t uncommon for offices to be spread across the country (or even the globe)[…]READ MORE about Top Tech-Based Ways to Train a Distributed Workforce
Recently I was asked about common issues for our clients to be aware of when contracting for custom elearning. After all, our goal at Microassist is to provide our clients with a final, custom-built online training product that gets people to learn in a new, engaging, and all-around satisfying format that enables learners to acquire a new skill and perform at a higher level. So how do we get there? It turns out that the[…]READ MORE about The Client’s Critical Role in Custom Elearning Development