Digitally Innovative and Digitally Inefficient: The Challenge Educational Publishers Face That Nobody Wants to Talk About
Publishers have successfully moved their portfolios from print to digital. But, ten years in, they’ve not managed to re-engineer their processes and organizations to get digital products to market..
A Path Forward for Scaling Course Creation in Higher Ed
Out of necessity, universities scrambled to go online during the pandemic, but it is becoming ever more clear that hybrid learning environments such as “flipped classrooms” have real upside potential..
Earth Day Reflections: What Does Sustainability Mean for the EdTech Industry?
COVID-19 spread around the globe in a matter of months, wreaking particular havoc on our most vulnerable communities. The pandemic's indiscriminate existence has resulted in a common sense of pain,..
4 Tips on Creating eLearning Programs for Digital Natives
The term "digital native" was originally coined by Marc Prensky back in 2001. The term implied that a new generation of learners was emerging, and that their learning curve in handling technology was..
4 Smart Strategies to Boost Employee Productivity
Poor employee productivity negatively impacts the profitability of businesses. According to Gallup, for example, disengaged and unproductive workers cost American businesses about $550 billion every..
4 Tips for Using eLearning for Role Transitions and Knowledge Transfers
Knowledge transfer is a real challenge within most organizations. When done inefficiently, it can cost a company a lot of money and can have a real negative impact on personnel productivity. Because..
Are eLearning Evaluations or Knowledge Checks Useful?
If you are developing eLearning for your workforce, you may be considering adding a few evaluations or knowledge checks to ensure employees are getting the most from this experience. Many..
Getting Employees Excited About eLearning
Ask most employees what they think about corporate training and you are bound to get mixed responses. Some employees absolutely love the opportunity to learn new skills they can immediately apply to..
How to Scale Adaptive Learning in Corporate Training
Adaptive learning helps organizations provide personalized training to their employees. It's a solution to address the problem that a one-size-fits-all approach to learning, training, etc. simply..
A Day in the Life of a Modern Worker: Where Does Training Fit In?
Workers today are juggling more tasks than ever before both in and out of the office. With what can feel like an ever-growing to-do list, it’s important for employees to be encouraged to fit in..
5 Steps to Identifying Strategic Goals for Employee eLearning
As with any project, deciding on strategic goals for your eLearning process helps you create your action plan and decide what metrics will be used to determine when something is a success. Whether..
Can eLearning Reduce Burnout?
For a long time, burnout was a term people referred to in conjunction with varying levels of stress. Now, however, the World Health Organization (WHO) has updated their own definition of the term in..
How to Create eLearning Modules That Work Across Various Departments
Regardless of the industry or a specific job title, one of the things that most people try to do on a daily basis is work smarter, not harder. eLearning content certainly helps solve that need...
How Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) Benefits Content Creators & Learners
The technology industry at large is constantly changing, and the eLearning subset of it is no different.
How Does eLearning Affect University Retention Rates?
A recent study by Arizona State University (ASU) and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) shows that online learning helps increase one of the most important markers for all institutions of higher learning:..
Microlearning vs. Just-in-Time Learning: What’s the Difference?
At face value, microlearning and just-in-time learning seem like two really similar concepts - and they are! Both take the eLearning experience and condense it into bite-sized portions that help..
How Does eLearning Help Boost Employee Satisfaction?
In our previous posts, we’ve covered how eLearning can be part of the employee retention secret sauce. We’ve also pointed out the contradictory fact that some employees don’t love the idea of..
6 Ways to Encourage eLearning Within Your Organization
For organizations hoping to develop more training for their employees or create a fantastic onboarding program, eLearning is the optimal tool. Like with any type of learning, however, sometimes..
What are the Differences in Creating Courses for Corporate Training vs. Education?
Although the eLearning space is large and diverse, it can be broken down into two main categories - corporate training and education.
Know Your Audience: Designing Content for Generation Z
As you know, the main goal of designing a successful course is to impart the necessary knowledge to your learner. However, the way you plan to deliver your course can drastically impact their..
Accessibility & Responsiveness: Designing Successful eLearning Courses
In 2017 - the most recent year for which data is available - 77% of US companies reported using eLearning. With IBM alone reporting $200M in savings from switching to eLearning versus traditional..
From Print to Digital: The Advantages of eLearning in Higher Education
Did you know that the college class of 2020 is full of students born in 1999? Meanwhile, the incoming class of college freshmen were born in 2000 or 2001. That means that these current and future..
How Gamification Increases Learner Engagement
With 183 million active gamers that play an average of 13 hours a week in the US alone, it comes as no surprise that gamification is a hot eLearning topic right now. This of course includes the..
Microlearning: How Short Bursts of Learning Enable Knowledge Retention
Today, almost everyone - regardless of their age or profession - is connected to the Internet. Look around any coffee shop, restaurant, retail store, bus or train. Chances are high that you’ll see..
Budget Matters: Cutting Education Costs Without Losing Quality
In the education space, it’s no secret that controlling costs is a critical component of any administrator’s job. It’s just as important as providing the best possible resources for students...
Using eLearning for Employee Evaluations
Yearly evaluations are a stressful time for everyone involved. Here’s what it might look like:
eLearning for Onboarding: Benefits of a Strong Start
Did you know that a large percentage of employees leave an organization during the first 12 months on the job? Some sources say one-third, while others cite 25%. Regardless, organizations are facing..
Does Gamification in eLearning Make a Difference?
There’s a lot to be said for gamification. For starters, it’s become a buzz word across a variety of industries - everyone from health and fitness companies to car manufacturers have found ways to..
Employee Training for All Generations: How to Appeal to Gen Z, Boomers and Everyone in Between
As you’re creating your employee course content and trying to tick all the necessary boxes, you might find yourself training staff of different generations - from veteran salespeople to summer..
Hot Topics in Business eLearning: Mid-2019 Edition
Now that it’s officially six months into 2019, it’s time to take another look at some of the hot topics across business eLearning and what they mean for L&D professionals around the world. Although..