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How to Reduce the Social “Risks” in Online Training

Social learning—or learning with and from others (with or without social media technology)—is a force to be reckoned with. But how do you entice your online training learners to participate to take learning to a higher level, and make it participatory and social? Re-reading the book, The New Social Learning, I came across an interesting …

The Accidental Trainer: Creating Professional Training When You’re Not a Learning Professional

Not everyone can be a great learning professional. But, you don’t need to be a “professional” learning professional to create or contribute to exceptional learning experiences for others. If you are tasked with creating, or inspired to create, online training for your department, your organization, or your partners or customers, it’s not strictly necessary to …

7 Ways to Get Learners to “Buy” Your Online Training…And Return to “Buy” More

Stores—brick-and-mortar or eCommerce sites—want customers to buy their products or services. And recommend the products to others. Then, return and buy more. Similarly, for online training, you want trainees—whether employees, partners, or customers—to buy (or buy into) your eLearning content. And use and apply it. And rate it positively through recommendations and endorsements. And come …

Software Advice’s Favorite LMS User Interfaces

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Mindflash was recently awarded one of the Most Favorite LMS User Interfaces by Software Advice. “Software Advice, a company that reviews HR & LMS technology, chose Mindflash because it makes learning simple—both for administrators and learners. Its interface is straightforward and employees can easily find and select the courses they need to take. Meanwhile, Mindflash …

Pop Quiz! Do You Really Need Quizzes in Online Training?

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Question:  Do you really need quizzes in your online training modules? Select the best answer to the question from the choices below. A.   Always B.   Never C.   Probably The answer is C, “Probably.” If I said the answer was A, “Always,” you could probably find the exception where quizzes would not make sense in an online …