Observational Assessments

Of the different forms of assessment, observation provides the most in depth insights into a person's occupational capacity. It allows for organic identification of what the learner is doing well and what could be improved on. The key to observational assessment is having a systematic way of collecting and interpreting data. Observational assessment is useful … Continue reading Observational Assessments

Developing Effective Learning Objectives

An effective learning and development program involves setting, and then achieving, clear and relevant learning objectives. These learning objectives provide a framework that helps set the direction, focus the approach, and measure success of the knowledge or skills acquired by the learners.

How to Onboard New Employees Remotely

The “new normal” has prompted many businesses to adapt quickly to working remotely. Almost every aspect of company operations have shifted online.  Much of team and colleague communication is happening in virtual meetings. And as organizations shift to hiring online and remote employees, what used to be in-person onboarding interactions and rounds of introductions are … Continue reading How to Onboard New Employees Remotely

Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Learning

When planning a training strategy for meeting learning and business objectives, there are two modes of delivery you must consider: synchronous and asynchronous.  So which one is better?  Ideally, what works best for the content, the instructor, and the participants is the model used.  However, there are likely many more factors that will go into … Continue reading Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Learning

Tools That Keep You Connected to Your Remote Team

As global concern about the current COVID-19 pandemic grows and working from home becomes the new normal – it has become all the more important to stay productive and connected while creating value in your day to day work. Whether you are a work from home veteran or just starting out – here are six … Continue reading Tools That Keep You Connected to Your Remote Team

What is Blended Learning?

Blended learning refers to a hybrid and integrated form of learning.  While the exact definition and delivery approaches may vary from person to person, blended learning in general includes a combination of independent learning and instructor led methods.  Blended learning involves two or more of the following components: Instructor Led Training (ILT): In-person classroom activities … Continue reading What is Blended Learning?

Choosing an LMS? Here are 5 steps to make the process a bit easier

Choosing the right Learning Management System (LMS) may seem like a daunting task, with hundreds of options available in the market now. Not to worry! We’re laying out a list of 5 steps to take when choosing the best LMS for your organization. #1 Identify the various needs of your organization. It’s always a good … Continue reading Choosing an LMS? Here are 5 steps to make the process a bit easier

How Can an LMS Help Your Business During Coronavirus?

Businesses across the world are responding to the new challenges they face during the COVID-19 outbreak.  Employees and company leadership alike are concerned about the future of businesses and jobs in the short and near term future.   With strict guidelines for as many people as possible to work from home, it’s more important than ever … Continue reading How Can an LMS Help Your Business During Coronavirus?

A Quick Guide to Open Badges

What is an Open Badge? Open Badges are connected, verifiable digital credentials represented by an image file that is shareable across the web. A “backpack” of earned badges showcase a more detailed picture of a person than a CV or résumé.  It’s a constantly evolving picture of a person’s lifelong learning and expanding skill set.  … Continue reading A Quick Guide to Open Badges

ELearning Terms You Should Know

The world of instructional design and, more specifically e-learning, has its own vernacular and terminology along with a wealth of acronyms, which can be daunting at first to a newbie. If you are relatively new to this arena or find yourself overwhelmed by the jargon, here is a list of popular terms used in the … Continue reading ELearning Terms You Should Know