Three Ways to Integrate Off-The-Shelf Content Into Your Existing Training

Litmos

Most of us don’t; textbook companies have been developing curricula for decades, rounding up subject matter experts to write textbooks, creating engaging lessons, and putting together graphics that your classroom teacher — or even your school district — would not have the time or resources to put together. It was your teacher’s job to integrate the textbook into her existing lesson plan, using a pre-made resource to back up the other materials she was using in class.

9 Reasons Why Custom eLearning Solutions Are Better Than Off-the-Shelf Courses

Hurix Digital

Search the Internet and you will find more than 500 results for companies selling off-the-shelf eLearning courses with the sales pitch: buy our pre-packaged courses, plug them into your LMS, and benefit from the training. It may seem that you have a perfect solution for your eLearning requirements, but keep in mind that when it comes to learning and development, there is no one-size-fits-all solution for organizations.

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Create Motivating Compliance Training

Experiencing eLearning

In a previous post, I explained how starting compliance training with a worst-case scenario can engage learners right from the start. Setting the course up with a scenario helps learners understand why the policies matter. Typical compliance training: Push.

5 Types of Learning Content You Should Buy Off the Shelf

Litmos

A successful workplace training program should have custom-created content. You may have to develop training modules around the tools your employees use, the products or services you sell, and your specific company policies. But that doesn’t mean you need to design your entire training program from scratch. Certain things you can — and should — be buying off the shelf. . Building training modules is time-consuming and expensive.

Should Instructional Designers “Teach to the Test”?

Bottom-Line Performance

There is a lot of angst these days in the education field about “teaching to the test.” A growing bandwagon of people are saying that they want to help people learn to problem-solve and do critical thinking… and not just memorize facts. In the corporate world, people really do need to recall facts to do their jobs well. This is needed both to satisfy OSHA regulations and as a way to protect the employee and business. What’s the risk?

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Instructional Design is Not Dead!

Learning Rebels

Despite rumors to the contrary, Instructional Design is not dead. . You may have noticed the many articles and blog posts stating that instructional design is dead, and by extension, so is the role of Instructional Designer. I even saw this tweet the other day (in part)…”When will instructional designers get their heads out of their asses and understand that their roles are dying out.”

Instructional Story Design: Book Review

Experiencing eLearning

Rance Greene’s new book, Instructional Story Design: Develop Stories that Train , provides a systematic process for creating stories for training. Even if you don’t consider yourself a storyteller, you can create stories to support learning with this book. The best stories show rather than tell. Dayna, an instructional designer, must incorporate a story into compliance training. The craft of writing stories.

Converting In-person Training to Online Training

Litmos

The surge in remote work this year has meant that many companies have had to reevaluate their L&D programs. Despite the rise of online training , most companies prefer in-person training sessions. With many people working from home — the U.S.

Section 508 Compliance Elearning – Articulate Storyline 360

Swift eLearning Services

An LMS can eliminate all sorts of complexities that faced during the traditional classroom method learning.

Why the Best Instructional Designers Make Regular Course Updates

CourseArc

Unlike traditional academic settings, where students often use the same standardized text year after year, the ever-changing world of digital learning means online students will quickly become disengaged from courses they see as outdated or irrelevant. As such, students have high expectations of the timeliness, practicality, and relevance of their eLearning courses, which (in theory) can be updated in real-time.

Make Learners Care about Compliance Training

Experiencing eLearning

Compliance training is a common use for elearning. All those policies and regulations that affect our businesses need to be trained. Unfortunately, compliance training is often just a content dump with a narrator basically reading the policy, followed by some multiple choice questions to see if learners remember what they heard 5 minutes earlier. What if you could create compliance training that learners actually wanted to complete?

How to Develop a Strategic Plan for Compliance Training

Dashe & Thomson

If you’ve read our other blogs on this topic , you know that elements of a good compliance training strategy include tailored training, well-defined goals, focused instructional design, and predetermined metrics. It should also provide comprehensive communication and ongoing refresher training. While these are essential elements of any training program’s strategy, they alone do not constitute a compliance training strategy.

What is the ADDIE Model? Less Than 100 Words

Roundtable Learning

Ready to learn more about the ADDIE Model? Let’s dive into each of its five phases, and the strengths and weaknesses of the model. . What is ADDIE? ADDIE is a well-known instructional design model used by instructional designers and training developers.

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My Journey from Instructional Design to Learning Experience Design

Infopro Learning

Recently, InfoPro Learning acquired another learning company with a substantial amount of content for leadership and organizational development. Little did I know at the time that that content would involve me and ultimately change the way I look at my job. How about transforming this new content into a blended learning program?” But then, the bell of “learning experience” kept ringing. The burning question was what is “learning experience”?

Selling Storytelling in Learning

Experiencing eLearning

I got a call from a prospective client looking to hire an instructional designer. “Well, I have a classroom training program I’d like to convert to online. Our company has added a ton of specifics about this to our employee handbook, so it’s important everyone’s aware of the new policy. We’ve already got the slides built, so it just needs to be converted to an online format. Tell me about the course itself.

THE DUMMIES GUIDE TO DEVELOPING ONLINE LEARNING

Spark Your Interest

Has your organization reached a size or stage where you’re struggling to keep up with the training demands? Then developing online learning or an e-learning course might be your solution. And how do you know that developing online learning is the right solution for you? Our Dummies Guide to Developing Online Learning starts with what is e-learning. Then it explains the advantages of online learning.

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Healthcare Compliance Training: Unlike Other Compliance Training

42 Design Square

It would not be unfair to say that but for the binding legal mandates, most industries would ungrudgingly continue without compliance training. But, can the healthcare industry have that luxury? The Healthcare industry was quick to adapt to elearning, to move from paper-based classroom training to LMS-driven compliance tracking. But, are we spending too much time and money just checking the box?

Motivating Learners to Look Up Compliance Policies Themselves

Experiencing eLearning

In my last post, I explained how starting compliance training with a worst-case scenario can engage learners right from the start. Setting the course up with a scenario helps learners understand why the policies matter. In this post, I’ll explain a technique for keeping learners engaged throughout the course. Let’s say you’re creating training for managers on providing reasonable accommodations for disabilities.

Developing Online Programs Efficiently and Effectively

CourseArc

We are facing unprecedented challenges with the spread of the COVID-19 virus. As entire departments and schools migrate to virtual classes, there is an increasing demand for online learning and working. At CourseArc, we excel in developing tools so that online learning is a seamless extension of face-to-face programming. Many of our clients are champions of high-quality online learning and are already creating and deploying content for their learners.

Instructional design: from “packaging” to “scaffolding”

Jane Hart

In my recent posts, The changing role of L&D: from “packaging” to “scaffolding” plus “social capability building” and Towards the Connected L&D Department I wrote about the need to move from a focus on “packaging” training to “scaffolding” learning, and I said I would talk more about what “scaffolding” looks like. This may help the learner immediately, but it hinders the learning process.

The point of compliance

E-Learning Provocateur

To avoid the fine… right? I really wish I embedded this video into Take the law out of compliance training , but I didn’t. compliance motivation corporate instructional design legislation meaning PCI regulation regulatory risk management Sussex Safer Roads training Why do we wear seat belts? So here it is now.

Instructional Design as a practice in corporate vs. academia

Learning Visions

Episode #8 of Instructional Design Live on EdTechTalk. A conversation with Professor Karl Kapp on instructional design – with a focus on the differences in ID as a practice in the academic and corporate worlds. Apparently, it’s Karl Kapp month here on Learning Visions! These are my live blogged notes – apologize if they’re a bit all over the map. Faculty members (academia) are vested in the teaching. The purpose is often different.

Compliance Simplified: Using Creative Instructional Design Approaches

EI Design

I am a strong advocate of using Creative Instructional Design approaches, particularly for Compliance initiatives. As I see it, given the significance of the Compliance mandate, there should be a higher focus on using approaches that appeal to the learners, impart learning that will stick, and finally, ensure that this learning indeed gets applied at work. As you would note, the course reflects a typical Compliance need.

Instructional Designer’s Guide to New Year’s Resolutions

Association eLearning

That got me thinking about the pass/fail rate of this annual ritual. Since motivation and behavior change are part of instructional design, I thought it would be fun to take a look at where people go wrong and how you can increase your chance of success. This is the Instructional Designer’s Guide to New Year’s Resolutions. They get treated as mandatory , like compliance training. They ignore the big picture. Re-train your auto-pilot.

Compliance Simplified: Using Creative Instructional Design Approaches To Instill The Spirit Of “Why Comply”

Adobe Captivate

Compliance” is a buzzword used by governments, regulators, and employers for the process of following rules. Compliance rules are in place either to protect business and markets, or to protect individuals by guiding them on how to follow regulations. Therefore, the challenge shifts to identifying what more must be done to ensure that the employers and the employees do comply with regulations. Compliance Simplified Example 1: Respect in the workplace.

The What, Why & How Behind Compliance Training Online

learnWorlds

For every business to be able to operate legally, it needs to have some sort of compliance. This makes corporate compliance a must-have for all organizations. Without a corporate or regulatory compliance framework in place, an organization is unprotected and in danger of getting a financial penalty, a lawsuit, or even a dissolution at any given time. We have seen this happening with GDPR and the changing rules it brought on cybersecurity. What is Compliance Training?

5 keys for Section 508 Compliance and Web Accessibility

Web Courseworks

For some instructional designers the accessibility standards of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act can become a source of confusion, frustration, and anxiety during eLearning course design. If web accessibility issues for disabled users aren’t accounted for and addressed at the outset of the design process, the back end of a project can morph into an imposing labyrinth of alt-text, tabbing, transcript, and template color contrast nightmares.

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Compliance Simplified: Using Creative Instructional Design Approaches

Learning Wire

I am a strong advocate of using Creative Instructional Design approaches, particularly for Compliance initiatives. As I see it, given the significance of the Compliance mandate, there should be a higher focus on using approaches that appeal to the learners, impart learning that will stick, and finally ensure that this learning indeed gets applied at work. As you would note, the course reflects a typical Compliance need.

Broad brush-strokes of Instructional Design

Cobblestone Learning

Recently, I began work as an Instructional Designer (ID) on compliance training for multi-nationals. The company I worked for usually gave me a design document, created by the Learning Manager (LM), along with relevant source material from the client, for me to produce a cohesive instructional script with relevant imagery, The post Broad brush-strokes of Instructional Design appeared first on Cobblestone learning.

Instructional Design: Something Old, Something New

Allison Rossett

Tweet A few years ago, Jim Marshall and I surveyed workplace learning professionals about elearning. Although we set out to learn about the contours of the elearning terrain, our project revealed much about instructional design practice today. We pursued this question: when doing elearning, what are you doing? Were learning professionals relying on webinars, on podcasts, on mobile learning? The 2009 study gives me pause.

Instructional Design: Something Old, Something New

Allison Rossett

A few years ago, Jim Marshall and I surveyed workplace learning professionals about elearning. Although we set out to learn about the contours of the elearning terrain, our project revealed much about instructional design practice today. We pursued this question: when doing elearning, what are you doing? Were learning professionals relying on webinars, on podcasts, on mobile learning? The 2009 study gives me pause.

Can compliance training actually be fun?

Raptivity

No one EVER looks forward to compliance training sessions. The reason people attend compliance training sessions is same as the reason six-year-olds brush their teeth every morning. Compliance trainings are somewhat tricky to administer because they are not about sharing information or teaching a new skill. Instead, compliance training is usually about influencing employees to alter their behaviour favourably. Let’s face it.

Top Resources for Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

link] Articulate’s Online Community Lots of sharing of templates and ideas in the user community. link] Cathy Moore Cathy Moore is a smarty-pants in the elearning community who’s got a bit of Kineo flair to her style with a real focus on “doing.” link] Clark Quinn Clark is a man of passion and principle, admonishing us to avoid committing ID Practice and calling out the hogwash in the industry. She knows about things like HTML5 and 508 Compliance.

Don’t Make Compliance Training Too Long

LearnDash

Taking an online course is a convenient way to learn a new skill. However, sometimes elearning isn’t always viewed in a positive light. Sometimes employees are required to take an online course for compliance reasons. These situations are tricky because the people taking these courses don’t necessarily want to take them. One of the easiest ways to lose your audience is if your course is too long. At the very most it can be an hour.

What is Instructional Design in E-Learning

Capytech

What is Instructional Design in E-Learning. Instructional Design in e-learning involves designing courses in a way that makes it easier for learners to acquire new skills and knowledge. Instructional design does this my making e-learning courses more effective and efficient as well as making them practical and visually appealing to learners. Okay, that could be a definition you apply to anyone creating an e-learning course.