4 things Elearning Professionals can learn from Pokemon Go
JULY 27, 2016
Pokemon Go. The overnight phenomenon that took the world by storm! We’ve all heard of it. And we all know at least one person who’s playing it. With all the buzz, I had to jump on the bandwagon and give it a try. I spent a measly 48 hours playing Pokemon Go and I learned a lot! Not only about “how to catch them all,” but about human behavior and how easy it is to get completely immersed in a game!
Blended Learning and The Flipped Classroom: What’s the Difference?!
MAY 11, 2016
Learnkit has published content about Blended Learning and The Flipped Classroom but our subscribers have consistently asked: What’s the difference? There are a number of articles explaining each learning methodology but it’s tough to find anything that clearly explains the difference between the two and when to use one over the other. What is Blended Learning? What is a Flipped Classroom?
Microlearning: What is it? And What Benefits does it Offer?
MAY 18, 2016
In the world of elearning, microlearning has become a buzzword. It’s considered a powerful new approach to training the workforce. With the average attention span in North America dropping from 12 seconds in 2000 to 8 seconds in 2015 , the demand for shorter, more engaging training is higher than ever! What is Microlearning? – Online learning programs like Duolingo or Lynda.
How Technology is Shaping the Future of Education
APRIL 21, 2016
We are living in the digital age. Technology has done a fantastic job of taking daily tasks and making them more efficient. With technology we can do almost anything, instantly! Whether it’s an email, text message or e-course, technology let’s us do whatever, whenever. There are many forms of technology that are used in today’s classrooms. Bright!
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5 Lessons from Netflix on Creating Addicting Elearning Content
FEBRUARY 25, 2016
When was your last Netflix binge? I’ll confess that I submitted myself to solitary confinement this past month catching up on 3 seasons of Orange is the New Black. To be completely honest, when I discovered Narcos I didn’t leave my apartment more than once for an entire weekend – I binged on the entire season in 3 days. Netflix has drastically changed how we engage with content. On-demand content.
A Message to All Millennials: Not Another Article About Millennials
APRIL 28, 2016
After reading the title of this article one of the following thoughts may have crossed your mind: “Here we go again, another ‘how-to’ list about how to incorporate Millennials in the workplace”, or, “so what is this Millennial asking for this time?” Before you begin I’d like you to clear your mind of these thoughts and just listen. Now in my experiences, I’ve found that this can be true.
Blended Learning & Your Corporate Learning Strategy [Free Download]
MARCH 1, 2016
Blended learning is a fairly new term for corporate learning professionals. We’ve talked to a large number of heads of talent, HR leaders and learning professionals that have heard the term ‘blended learning’ tossed around here and there, but still find it a little vague. What is blended learning? – What outcomes you can expect by implementing a blended learning strategy.
Why online learning is better than in-person learning
APRIL 14, 2016
Making changes to education is no simple task. Deviations from traditional learning models are often met with resistance, while introducing new technologies or methods often rely on systemic change. Despite challenges, online learning is making tremendous progress when it comes to infiltrating all pillars of education, from corporate learning, to higher education, to K-12 schooling.
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Franchise Custom Elearning Development
MARCH 8, 2016
One of the biggest challenges for Training & Development and People Departments today is how to translate in-person training to online learning. Many industries still struggle with adopting a digital approach for their staff training. One place we most often see the missed opportunity to leverage elearning is in the world of franchising. Franchise Enablement and Consistent Customer Experiences.
Explaining Elearning to Non-Digital Natives
FEBRUARY 2, 2016
When I started my role with Learnkit , I was eager to share the good news of my new job with my parents. They’ve always been supportive of my career path and understand the importance of training and development for every type of organization. However, there was a bit of a struggle when I told them I was now an Elearning Instructional Designer. Dad: Great work son, what will you’ll be doing again?
Foot in your mouth again? Polishing ‘soft skills’ is the difference between a sale or no sale
JULY 20, 2016
We’ve all met that guy—the one who always says the wrong thing, makes an off-color joke or just doesn’t take the hint—the lone wolf who doesn’t fare well on teams. Or maybe you are that guy? Time for a reality check: anyone with poor human interaction intuition needs help, and needs it now. Well-polished soft skills are crucial: the difference between a sale or no sale. No one has to know!
Keeping Your Learners’ Attention: How Our Brain Decides What to Focus On
FEBRUARY 22, 2016
A common concern arises when the topic of elearning comes up. Have you ever heard, or thought to yourself, “I find it hard to stay focused when taking an online course” or, “Is it easier to learn in a traditional classroom?”. These thoughts can be true for some, but if elearning is presented effectively, with the learner’s attention span in mind, we can see a shift in this ideology. But how?
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Training and Development: A must-have employee benefit?
JUNE 15, 2016
We’ve all heard the saying “Money doesn’t buy happiness” but can this statement be true to the workplace and employee engagement? When thinking about job benefits, the first thing that comes to my mind is compensation or vacation time but is employee education and ongoing training, a new “must-have” employee benefit? But why? Why is training and development so important to employees?
Closing the Learning-Acquisition Gap with Informal Learning
FEBRUARY 24, 2016
Even if you’ve never consciously thought about it, rewards have a massive impact on our behaviour every day. Almost every action we take, consciously or unconsciously, is in pursuit of a reward or avoidance of a negative consequence, which is a reward in its own way. We’re all trained to behave in a certain way based on our own reward structure. Basically, we’re all trained animals. Change is hard.
Where to Start with Elearning?
FEBRUARY 18, 2016
There are many reasons that an organization may want to implement elearning and an endless number of tools and services available to make it happen. With the global corporate elearning market predicted to reach 31 billion USD in revenue by 2020 ( Technavio , 2016), it is no doubt a tough industry to navigate for someone just testing the waters of elearning. It sounds complicated, doesn’t it?
Elearning for Senior Care and Home Care Agencies
FEBRUARY 11, 2016
Across North America and much of the Western world, aging populations are placing pressure on healthcare systems and increasing the demand for home care assistance and spaces in nursing homes. Both public and private healthcare facilities are struggling to keep up with the demand. One of their most critical needs is for well-trained staff. Keep up with industry innovations and standards of care.
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.
Employee Onboarding Made Easier with Elearning
MARCH 10, 2016
Employee onboarding has always been one of the most exciting things a company can do, as they’re adding new team members to their roster. It’s usually a signal of growth, new ideas and great talent coming in. The challenge, however, is getting this talent onboarded in an efficient manner. Since there’s a lot to learn, more and more companies have turned to elearning for their onboarding needs.
DisruptHR YVR Recap Videos
MAY 10, 2016
DisruptHR YVR was a huge success. We were very fortunate to have a great group of speakers who all share a common interest in disrupting their traditional HR roles. For anyone who missed the event or missed seeing any of the speakers, we’ve put together videos of each of the speaker presentations. Feel free to watch them on repeat or share them around the office. Leadership + Culture = Engagement.
What is the Flipped Classroom?
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
The flipped classroom has grown in popularity in the education space over the past decade – and for very good reason. At Learnkit, we’ve helped a number of our clients transition to a flipped (also known as blended learning ) model for their employee training programs. However, it is still a new concept to many learning professionals in various industries. What is the Flipped Classroom?
Finding the Right Elearning Company
FEBRUARY 3, 2016
Whether you are partnering with an elearning company for the first time, or have experience working with elearning vendors for years, there are a few questions you can ask to ensure you select the right elearning company for your needs. A good elearning content vendor should feel like a natural extension of your team. When you outsource your elearning development , the effort should be collaborative, economical and provide you with specialized expertise that will increase quality and decrease development time. Are you looking for custom elearning development or off-the-shelf products?
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
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Are You Making this Mistake with Your Retail Sales Training?
JANUARY 27, 2016
The increasing complexities of products these days are demanding a more knowledgeable sales process. In our modern marketplace, the most successful salespeople are educators. They have a deep understanding of their products, services, capabilities, as well as their customers preferences and needs. With this rich understanding, they transform their role of simply pitching a product, to building relationships with customers, which results in much greater sales success. The reality of the high employee turnover rate in the retail industry only exacerbates this issue. appeared first on Learnkit.
Spoiler Alert: People still dislike elearning!
JUNE 29, 2016
This past January I moved across the country from Kitchener, Ontario to Vancouver, BC. It was a pretty big move! I was so excited to live in a new city and start a new job. But goodbyes are never easy. If you’ve ever moved to a new city, you can probably relate to the number of times I had to go to an event and share my plans and future living arrangements with close friends and family.
5 Advantages of Custom Elearning Development for In-House Learning Teams
FEBRUARY 17, 2016
Elearning has been around for a couple decades, and it is only the past few years that organizations have really started to understand the dynamic benefits that custom elearning development can deliver to business results. Gone are the days of stale powerpoint decks being passed off as intelligent elearning. Copying and pasting templated learning materials just won’t cut it anymore. The advances in technology, as well as teaching theory about how to best apply technology to increase learning effectiveness, have given way to numerous benefits for corporate training and employee education.
How Elearning can Solve Restaurant Training Challenges
MAY 4, 2016
In the restaurant industry today a quality training program plays a big role in how successful a restaurant is and how it stacks up against the competition. A proper training program ensures that all employees have knowledge required to perform and excel in their roles. Increased confidence and proficiency can maximize productivity and have positive impacts on employee engagement and retention.
DisruptHR YVR: Meet the Speakers
APRIL 19, 2016
Last month The HR Gazette published a series of interviews, with speakers from the most recent DisruptHR YVR event. The interviews are a great read! Each speaker provides compelling, insightful answers and collectively the group has a very optimistic outlook on the future of HR. If you haven’t had the chance to read the full interviews, you can find them here. I’m grateful to have snuck my way in.
3 ways Outsourcing Elearning Development can reduce training costs
AUGUST 17, 2016
Many organizations need help building effective elearning for their people so they turn to elearning development agencies ( like Learnkit ) to outsource elearning production. While these organizations need the expertise of an agency to build training, many of them get an initial sticker shock when discussing the price of outsourcing elearning. Create Scalable, On-demand Solutions. Learnkit.
Creating Memorable Customer Experiences will Save your Retail Location
APRIL 26, 2016
When I was in highschool one of my favourite things to do was go to the mall to shop with my mom and friends. Even though my small babysitting budget limited my big ticket purchases, it was still a fun, social activity that I always looked forward to. Today, the mall is a place that I try to avoid. The importance of maximizing every customer interaction has never been more important. It’s fun!
Improve Customer Success Training with Custom Elearning
APRIL 13, 2016
In the SaaS industry, Customer Success has gone from being another Silicon Valley buzzword, to a weapon of choice for companies looking to increase their customer satisfaction. Customer Success reps are on the frontline, spending their time engaging with customers and acting as brand ambassadors for their companies. Here are 3 ways, Custom Elearning can Improve Customer Success Training: 1.
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The Top 4 Benefits of Adopting Elearning in your Organization
MAY 31, 2016
Today more and more educational institutions and businesses are adopting elearning. With the steady increase of affordable tech devices on the market and a growing demand for engaging learning experiences, moving to an online learning strategy is an easy decision that yields many benefits for organizations. In traditional education, a teacher presents new learning materials in a physical classroom.