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.

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

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?

What is Microlearning?

Microlearning is educational content broken down into smaller pieces of information in the form of text, images, audio, video, or other forms of multimedia. It is intended to break down large pieces of information into bite-sized pieces to better retain information. There has been a surge of microlearning discussions lately due to ever-shrinking attention spans, … Continue reading What is Microlearning?

A Quick Guide to E-Learning Question Types

We've put together a quick guide that can help you plan and write effective e-learning questions. Check it out and save it for the next time you start you start designing an e-learning course.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Effective E-Learning Questions

Have you ever taken a test and came across a frustrating question that seemed impossible to answer? While this could be a sign you need to revisit course materials, it could also be the result of a poorly written assessment question. Confusing and misleading questions can frustrate learners AND skew learning analytics. However, writing effective … Continue reading The Do’s and Don’ts of Effective E-Learning Questions

Online Training : How to design a great course?

While there is an abundance of online training content out there, not all training courses achieve their number one objective: to engage the learner. Designing a great course (online or classroom) requires much more than an expert knowledge of the subject matter. The course creator/designer needs to begin with collecting the following information before creating … Continue reading Online Training : How to design a great course?