Online Training for Public Health: Educating on Immunizations for 7 Million Children in the State of Texas Developing online training is rewarding for many reasons, not the least of which is that we get to work on some amazing elearning projects and cover a variety of topics. When an elearning project positively impacts our surrounding communities, the rewards are even richer. One of our favorite training projects educates multiple sectorsREAD MORE about Elearning Spotlight: Texas Vaccine Education Online
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Tips for creating and delivering training that influences behavior Whether it is due to a new process, business goals, or regulations, any time you need to change your staff’s behaviors or ways of doing things, you’ll need to plan your training campaign carefully to ensure you’re positioning the participants for success. It is easy to fall into the trap of thinking training for behavior change should be an easy task. After all, itREAD MORE about Training for Behavior Change Can Be Harder than It Looks
Pulling together a new hire training is a challenge most trainers will face at least once in their careers. It isn’t always a simple task. Deciding what to put in and what to leave out and making sure new employees are getting the information they need to do their jobs, all while trying to build and maintain their enthusiasm, can be daunting to say the least. Yet new hire training thatREAD MORE about New Hire Training: 5 Keys to Developing Training with Finesse
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 veryREAD MORE about Learning and Development: Why Hire an Outside Company?
Instructional designer Brandon Winston joined the Microassist curriculum development team in May 2016. In roughly three minutes, Brandon gives insight on what an instructional designer does and why he’s so passionate about the process of developing custom training. Interview transcript VIVIAN CULLIPHER: Hi, I’m Vivian Cullipher with Microassist. I’m here with Brandon Winston, one of our newest employees, our newest staff members here at the company, and I just wanted to introduce himREAD MORE about Meet Instructional Designer Brandon Winston [Audio Interview]
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 theREAD MORE about The Client’s Critical Role in Custom Elearning Development
While emphasizing the “why” of digital accessibility, Microassist CTO and noted accessibility advocate Hiram Kuykendall also provided web and application developers over an hour’s worth of web accessibility resources and instruction during Austin Adobe User Group’s (AAUG’s) June meeting. Below, I’ll cover a bit of the overview he gave, as well as point to accessibility resources developers will find helpful as they build and test their projects. In addition to hisREAD MORE about Principles and Tools from Modern Accessibility Techniques, Hiram Kuykendall’s AAUG Presentation
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 studiesREAD 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?
Over the last seven years working with program managers, I have found that they are terrific at looking at the “big picture” of their programs, but they sometimes need help evaluating available resources for creating training related to those programs or the related projects. “Should I create the training in-house?” This is a question that program managers might think about. Developing training with available staff resources is certainly an option.READ MORE about Questions to Ask Before Developing Training In-House