Online Training Course Development

With powerful new tools like learning management systems, building online training courses is easy. In sounds contradictory, but the first step to developing an online course — whether it’s for general education or specific training — is to forget that it’s an online course. Technology may dictate the medium by which educational content is delivered,

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What is a Learning Management System?

Learning Management Systems Allow Powerful Training Programs to be delivered on the Go Over the past decade or so, powerful software for managing complex databases have been combined with digital frameworks for managing curriculum, training materials, and evaluation tools. This technology is known as a Learning Management System (LMS). Nearly a billion-dollar industry, LMS products

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Best Practices for Creating Online Tests and Quizzes

Enrich Your E-Learning and Training Courses With Brain Teasers — and Track Your Trainees’ Results Testing can be a useful tool for online course designers, yet it’s one that tends to be underutilized. And with online learning systems, creating tests and quizzes is quite simple, so it’s definitely worth pursuing.  Techniques for producing great online

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Alternatives to Moodle

Cloud-based, Easy-to-Customize Learning Management Systems May Make More Sense for Your Organization Moodle has emerged as one of the most visible brands for creating and managing e-learning content online. As one of the few packages built on open-source software, it also enjoys a certain cachet among the digerati. But as with all open-source software, there

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Customer Service Skills

Teaching ‘people skills’ can be difficult, but e-learning is helping make it easier than ever Whether it’s retail, business-to-business sales, phone support, or any other customer-facing role, training workers to develop customer service skills is very different from other employee training programs, and requires its own approach. Turnover in many customer service positions tends to

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What is E-Learning?

Whether it’s delivering K-12 education to children in foreign countries or compliance training to multi-national corporations, e-learning is transforming how information is distributed. In use for over than a decade, the term “e-learning” describes a range of information technologies at use in schools and corporations for education and training. In e-learning courses, information is presented

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Three Ways to Make Sure Your Company’s Training Isn’t Boring

When I first started as an education director, our company’s only training program was really routine and systems-focused. Employees used to groan and roll their eyes when I talked about it. People thought workplace education was a requirement — a chore — and über-boring. And it was. The key to all workplace education success lies

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Why Blended Learning Is Really Just Blended Training

Blended learning is a hot phrase in the training world, and it usually refers to a mixing of traditional face-to-face classroom facilitation with computer-based modules — usually self-paced online training. Proponents of blended learning point to several benefits of the approach, including: 1. Blended learning extends training beyond a single “event.” 2. Blended learning allows

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