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Blended Learning and The Flipped Classroom: What’s the Difference?!

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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.

Why online learning is better than in-person learning

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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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Microlearning: What is it? And What Benefits does it Offer?

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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! In this post, our goal is to cover the basics and leave you with an understanding of: What Microlearning is and the benefits it can provide.

How Technology is Shaping the Future of Education

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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. Technology has not only made innovations in the way that we perform daily tasks, it’s also had a huge impact on education and has started to completely transform the way we learn.

Paycor CFO Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 Finance and HR leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.

4 things Elearning Professionals can learn from Pokemon Go

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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!

3 ways Custom Elearning can Improve Retail Sales Training

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In today’s retail marketplace, the most successful sales representatives are educators. Their sales skills are built around a deep knowledge of product and service offerings. It’s this understanding that transforms retail sales roles from simply selling products, to providing transformational customer experiences. Recommendations are no longer based on price or popularity.

Finding the Right Elearning Company

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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.

Employee Onboarding Made Easier with Elearning

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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. A lot of companies out there have been known to recruit large numbers of employees at one time – potentially 10 or more at once.

Saje Natural Wellness Elearning Journey

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One of the biggest challenges faced by high growth retail businesses is scaling in way that maintains culture. Having effective learning practices is key to maintaining a consistent and exceptional brand experience. There are few retail organizations that understand this better than Saje Natural Wellness. Saje has grown into a natural health and wellness powerhouse and is quickly becoming a household name.

9 Warning Signs Your Employees Need Language Training

Most global companies are diverse in perspectives, backgrounds, and yes, language. Language barriers can compound existing communication problems, often resulting in business losses. Learn the 9 warning signs your employees need language training today!

Explaining Elearning to Non-Digital Natives

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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. The conversation I had with my father went something like this: Me: Dad I got that job I was telling you about!

5 Lessons from Netflix on Creating Addicting Elearning Content

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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. Making me one of the thousands of addicts around the world who are hooked on the ‘flix. Netflix has drastically changed how we engage with content.

Keeping Your Learners’ Attention: How Our Brain Decides What to Focus On

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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.

Are You Making this Mistake with Your Retail Sales Training?

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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.

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The Ins and Outs of Connecting Technologies in a Modern Learning Ecosystem

Speaker: TJ Seabrooks, former CEO at Rustici Software

Have you ended up with a collection of content inputs and data outputs that might be hard to wrangle? If your organization uses multiple LMSs and has content coming from many different places, or you’re heading in this direction, this webinar is for you.

Franchise Custom Elearning Development

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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. Franchises, with their diverse populations and geographically spread locations, can greatly benefit from custom elearning solutions.

Spoiler Alert: People still dislike elearning!

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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.

Where to Start with Elearning?

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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.

The Top 4 Benefits of Adopting Elearning in your Organization

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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. All interactions, discussions and learning take place in-person.

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

5 Advantages of Custom Elearning Development for In-House Learning Teams

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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.

A Message to All Millennials: Not Another Article About Millennials

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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. As a millennial reading this I’d like you to remember one thing: Learn to take responsibility.

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Training and Development: A must-have employee benefit?

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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?

Closing the Learning-Acquisition Gap with Informal Learning

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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. This is the same way lots of animals learn (bear with me – no pun intended).

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

How Elearning can Solve Restaurant Training Challenges

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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.

Elearning for Senior Care and Home Care Agencies

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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.

Creating Memorable Customer Experiences will Save your Retail Location

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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 mall hasn’t changed much and it’s not a dreadful place to be but with the growing popularity of online shopping and how convenient it is, it can be tough to justify making a trip.

Personalized Learning: What is it and What are it’s Benefits?

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Personalized Learning is a common buzzword in today’s education industry. There’s no shortage of studies, interviews, and articles praising its effectiveness. With all the buzz, it can be difficult to fully understand what personalized learning is and how you can effectively use it. What is it? Personalized Learning is a form of education that’s built around your learner.

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

Blended Learning & Your Corporate Learning Strategy [Free Download]

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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. We’ve found that many may have a good grasp of what it means but could use a little help getting started and maximizing the return on their investment to employee training and development programs.

Step aside Millennials. Generation Z is entering the workforce

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We’ve been obsessed with millennials. There’s no shortage of articles and research on training and engaging the millennial workforce but it’s time to shift gears and prepare for a new generation of employees. Generation Z made up of individuals born between 1995 and 2010, is beginning to enter the workforce. This generation grew up surrounded by technology and the ability to find the answers to any of their questions online (think YouTube , Google , EHow , and Wikipedia ).

3 ways Outsourcing Elearning Development can reduce training costs

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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. While outsourcing can be costly, there are a number of benefits that working with an elearning development agency can provide.

3 Benefits Digital Assessments can bring to your organization

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Every organization, team and individual needs feedback in order to improve and minimize business risks. To give helpful feedback, you need to be able to assess strengths and weaknesses to identify opportunities for growth. When employees are learning new skills and taking on new responsibilities, it’s important to ensure they are going to be successful on the job by assessing their knowledge.

[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin shared learnings from Skilljar's recent study and her insights on the state of Customer Education. She dug into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.