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    Come See our CEO Donna Wells at #ATD2016!

    Sometimes organizations will ask a trainer to calculate the ROI of a training initiative to justify a training budget. In this case, the benefit may need to be estimated if actual data is not available. Calculating ROI can also help training and development professionals recognize areas where they can streamline…

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    Building Relationships While Onboarding

    Relationships in any capacity whether as friendships, acquaintances, significant others, and, yes, even employees, is based on trust, respect, support, and authenticity. Therefore, during new employee training, relationship building begins the moment the new hire interacts with Human Resources, management, and other staff and employees whether it is digitally, on the…

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    Fun eLearning?

    eLearning is the perfect answer to a training solution for many reasons which is why it is becoming more and more popular. However although saving costs, accessing the courses anywhere and everywhere and being able to make bullet points fly in are all key to eLearning’s success, it doesn’t quite…

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    It’s Time to Get Personal in eLearning

    2016 will be the year of personalization in eLearning. As eLearning becomes more and more popular, students will demand more interaction, entertainment, and personalization. Going forward, a one-size-fits-all approach will no longer be the norm. Personalization in eLearning can mean a few different things from creating personalized learning plans and…

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    As a Course Creator, You Need These eLearning Tips

    Through eLearning, trainers enjoy the benefits of being able to effectively and efficiently teach trainees what they need to know. One of the key challenges with course material on your LMS is finding a way to gain the attention of your students. Below are a few resources to help you…

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    Become a More Valuable Employee in 2016

    If you haven’t already come up with a work-related resolution for 2016, here’s one to consider: Become a more valuable employee. Being more valuable to your company not only helps with job security, it could put you on the path to promotions and raises. It’s a nice position to be…

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    An Employer’s Guide to Employee CPD

        Aiding employees in their continual professional development (CPD) is not always a primary concern to senior management when battling with other, more pressing, complex and critical issues. However, collaborating with your workforce to address individual CPD goals and objectives can reap significant rewards for your organization: Enhances directly…

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    Cinemagraphs – The Latest Trend in eLearning

    In the development of eLearning, we’re always creatively incorporating great technology into our interactive courses, including videos, infographics, and animation. Cinemagraphs are the latest trend to join the multitude of resources at our eLearning fingertips, but what makes them so great? A photograph with a spot of subtle movement, a…

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    How Animation is Effective in eLearning

    For today’s post, we want to welcome a very special guest from the UK – Liz Bark, Creative Director at Optimised Learning Ltd! Animation in eLearning eLearning courses offer the opportunity to access and optimise learning for busy learners who have little time to commit, broadening their skill set or refreshing…

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    Take Control of Your Personal Learning Journey

    A consistently-used criterion in the annual “best companies to work for” lists is the level of corporate investment in employee training. Yet, 81% of learners are responsible for managing their own personal development, according to a Training Zone infographic released earlier this year. There’s no real discrepancy between these two…

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    How Office Thermostat Wars Relate to Learning Preferences

    Disagreed with a co-worker over the room temperature lately? If yes, did you decide to put on (or remove) an extra layer of clothing and grin and bear it? Or did you engage in a contest of wills for ultimate thermostatic control? If you’ve dealt with ambient temperature disagreements—either passively…

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    Breaking Free: Use Blended Learning to Transcend Both Classroom and Online Training

    Traditional classroom training or online training—which is better? A strong case can be made for either method. But a stronger case can be made for transcending this either/or choice in favor of blended learning. With the innovative digital learning technologies released every day, you can use an LMS to blend online and…

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    Investing in your Personal ROI without being Self-Centered

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with a “what’s in it for me” attitude. As long as, I’d argue, that attitude doesn’t end there—in pure selfishness. When it comes to looking for training for your own personal development, you’ll get more out of the knowledge and self-empowerment you gain through training…

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    5 Reasons your Charity Must use eLearning

    We are very excited to have a special guest author from across the pond on blogging with us this week! Please enjoy the thoughts of Jordan Bradley, eLearning professional from the UK’s High Speed Training Limited!  Visit them for amazing online training courses on a variety of subjects. 5 Reasons your Charity…

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    Start Doodling in Class: The Value of Lo Fi Graphics in eLearning

    Going to class and taking notes go hand in hand. And often, particularly when taking notes by hand, note-taking and doodling go hand in hand. It turns out that there’s value in those doodles. So much value, in fact, that now this type of doodling has a name: “sketchnotes”. “Sketchnotes…

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