Why Employees Adapt Faster to Mobile Learning Than eLearning

The advent of eLearning, meaning the original delivery of courses and other educational material via computer, was not something to which employees easily adjusted to. 

Employees, who are accustomed to learning in a classroom setting with lecturers in front of them, can feel a little isolated and inadequate when they started to learn alone in the computer age.

By Roz Bahrami • April 13, 2017

Characteristics of an Effective Mentor

In the last post, we discussed the importance of mentorship.  Key points were raised to give you something to think about as you decide if working with a mentor is the right approach for your career path. The value of mentorship has been proven time and time again. You have probably heard numerous stories about how key influencers contributed to the success of high-powered executives or world-class athletes. These stories aren’t exclusive to top-performers, they are present in every aspect of life.

By Brian Pia • February 9, 2017

Discussion Boards: A Key Element to Engage Learners

A discussion, or conversation, is the most proven way to get to the heart of any subject matter. Particularly for eLearning, discussion boards provide a common platform for learner-to-learner and trainer-to-learner interaction.

By Oleksii Vyshnyk • February 7, 2017

How to Facilitate Unforgettable Online Learning

Studies show that brain cells interact while learning and creating memories. Learning and development professionals can create course content that promotes cell connectivity by understanding how the brain collects and stores information.

By Karen Possessky • February 6, 2017

3 Neurotransmitters to Enhance Corporate Learning and Engagement

Neurotransmitter is a term for chemicals that are synthesized in brain cells. As a learning and development leader and professional, you have the power to influence synaptic brain activity. Synapse simply refers to gap-crossing activity of brain chemicals between two cells in the brain.

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By Karen Possessky • February 1, 2017

Virtual Training: Engaging Adult Learners

In the last blog, we discussed the need for a clear purpose in training. Adult learners have to be able to follow where the information is leading them to know what is important to retain as you move from one part of the training to the next.

By Leslie Holcroft • January 31, 2017

Flow Theory: Captivate Learner Attention With Online Training

Deep concentration puts people in a state of calm while immersed in a learning activity that is so engaging that time is forgotten. Research shows that early online training curricula often transmits information ineffectively without factoring the psychology of cognitive flow.

By Karen Possessky • January 17, 2017

Effective Ways to Develop a Learning Culture in Enterprise Organizations

Successful organizations make it a priority to cultivate a culture of learning and nurture their employees’ full potential. In a work environment that is constantly changing, it is more crucial than ever to establish a positive learning experience and adopt an agile learning approach to enhance employee skills and knowledge. 

By Shina Neo • January 13, 2017

Maximize Learning With the ABCs of the Socratic Method

Instruct by asking questions and not lecturing. Answer questions with a question. At first this sounds like a simple corporate learning strategy. However, as you try to implement the Socratic style, you may find it quite daunting. Following the ABCs will help master the technique that will aid in monumental development of those learners you instruct

By Karen Possessky • January 10, 2017

The Importance of Developing a Learning Culture in Enterprise Organizations

As organizations continue to adopt a digitalized blended learning approach, it is more important than ever to invest and establish a culture of learning in order to be successful. Values, goals and more importantly, employees define a strong corporate culture. 

By Shina Neo • January 9, 2017

Effective Leadership in the New Year

With the New Year right around the corner, this is often the time for self-reflection. What have we accomplished this year and what do we hope to accomplish in the next? We find ourselves thinking of the type of person we were and more mindful of the person we want to be.

By Shina Neo • December 30, 2016

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