Category : online-training

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

Question:  Do you really need quizzes in your online training modules?
Select the best answer to the question from the choices below.

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Go Global by Thinking Local: Delivering Online Training Courses in Multiple Languages

Online training is a powerful learning vehicle—it allows people to learn on their own schedule (asynchronously), at the own pace (on-demand), and on their device of choice (flexibly). And developing online training via an LMS is scalable, as you can train thousands in a short time. So, it’s a natural leap to use this same learning vehicle to expand your company’s global reach by delivering your online training in multiple languages.

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Create Learning Content that Inspires Action

In developing your last online training module, you likely poured significant effort into choosing the right training vehicle to solve the business problem, creating engaging content, mapping learning to expected outcomes, etc. Good stuff, and essential to excellent instructional design. But did your training inspire action? Post-training, did the learner change her behavior or attitude or apply her newfound knowledge to improve workplace performance?

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How Workforce Dynamics is Changing Fundamentally and How You Can Be Ready

The day is not too far when the concept of a company campus or an office where everyone comes in to work and leaves during highly overlapping hours becomes a thing of the past.

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Two Common Visual Design Mistakes in Online Training

When I talk about visual design in online training, I talk about simple things a designer can do to lay out a slide so that it makes the most of evidenced-based instructional design techniques that maximize learning. I am not a huge stickler for visual design in online training. The reason might be because I am not a graphic designer. But neither are most instructional designers.

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How to Determine Your Online Training Budget

As companies build a training department, there are many questions that come up. What training role should we hire first? Should we start with live training or online training? What learning technology should we choose? How much should we invest in the overall training function? How much of the investment should be spent on the different functions within the training department?

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Adding Animated Video to Online Training is Easier Than You Think

If we all could, we would love to use more video in our online training courses. Most of us wish we had a nice studio, great recording equipment, and a team of production experts standing by to produce videos for all of our courses. Sadly, we rarely have the budgets to support such operations, even though research shows that video can improve learning satisfaction and learning outcomes.

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5 Ways to Make Online Training More Engaging

Online training designers are not the only ones constantly searching for ways to create more engaging content. Journalists, copywriters, and authors, to name only a few others, must create content that people want to read. No matter your profession, if you create content, the ultimate goal is to create something that provides value.

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How Online Training is Better than YouTube

Leaders of training departments receive training requests continuously, and it is their job to respond to these requests with solutions after a proper analysis. Solutions can come in many forms, from formal multi-day classroom training to online training to telling people to watch a YouTube video. YouTube has certainly enabled an enormous variety of learning options that anyone can find. On YouTube you can learn just about anything from making a healthy smoothie to how to negotiate a salary during your next job interview.

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Is Your Online Training Working? Here's How to Tell

There are many reasons to start developing online training. For one, your audience can take the training whenever they want. For another, you can deliver training to anyone in the world. So, all of your employees who work in six different offices can complete the same training course. But if you dive into online training, how will you know whether it is an effective way to deliver training in your organization?

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