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10 Ways to Eliminate Frustration with eLearning Technology

Posted by Steve Flanagan

8/22/16 8:00 AM

 

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One of the biggest complaints learners have with elearning is dealing with the idiosyncrasies of the technology. Learners become frustrated when they discover they don’t have the required software or hardware or have questions they can’t get answered. They may get discouraged and not complete the course. 

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Topics: e-learning

6 Instructional Techniques to Keep Your Training On Track

Posted by Paul Sitter

8/15/16 8:00 AM

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A question that takes your training session off-track can be like a run-away train or like going down the rabbit hole in Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland.

 

How can an instructor avoid this experience? Well, you may find these six instructional techniques useful:

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Topics: instructional techniques

5 Habits to be a Hit as a Trainer!

Posted by Linda Carole Pierce

8/8/16 8:00 AM

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Tied to many of our first-time experiences are a myriad of emotions that range from fear to pure joy and exhilaration. One of the participants in a recent course I delivered shared her concern and fear around having to roll out a course for the very first time.  She wasn’t a subject-matter expert and was given very little time and resources to prepare. The reality is that this story is not unusual.

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Topics: instructional techniques, tips-for-trainers, instructional design

How to Use Wardrobe Color to your Advantage While Delivering Training

Posted by Jeff Welch

8/1/16 8:00 AM

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It’s very likely you’ve heard the expression, “You are what you eat.”  But have you ever considered you are what you wear?

 

As a professional trainer, you always want to make the very best first impression on your audience. Being well-dressed, not too flashy, and adhering to the corporate dress code usually does the trick.

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Topics: tips-for-trainers

6 Tips for Engaging your Audience with Storytelling

Posted by Marsha Weisleder

7/25/16 8:00 AM

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Hero Worship

Posted by Paul Sitter

7/18/16 8:00 AM

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We sometimes run into people we look upon as “heroes.” Occasionally, they are real heroes. The fire fighter who runs into a burning building when everyone else is running out. Or the mother who lifts a car off her trapped child. Someone becomes your hero when their performance goes way beyond what you could normally expect of the typical person.

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Topics: coaching, success stories, job performance

Why a Task List is an Instructional Designer’s Best Friend

Posted by Lynne Koltookian

7/11/16 8:00 AM

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Does this scenario sound familiar to you? A manager comes into your office and says, “I want you to design some leadership training for our managers.” You think to yourself, “Huh, now where do I start with that request?” Perhaps you are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and confused at this point. Sound familiar? This type of training request happens all the time to instructional designers. People ask us to design leadership training, communication skills training, customer service training and so on, without any details.

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Topics: task analysis, instructional design

5 Key Roles in an e-Learning Project

Posted by Steve Flanagan

7/4/16 8:00 AM

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The training needs analysis has been done; there is a definite need for training. The project sponsor has decided on an e-learning solution; we need to assemble a project team. There are several roles that need to be filled; one person may even fill multiple roles.

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Topics: e-learning, instructional design

How to Build Rapport with Your Learners

Posted by Marsha Weisleder

6/27/16 8:00 AM

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I’m sure many of you have heard the expression, “Without customers there is no business.” It’s no secret that customers are a company’s greatest asset and it costs a lot more to get a new customer than retain a current one. So what does that have to do with us trainers? Well, let’s face it, our learners are our customers and without them we wouldn’t be in business.

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Topics: tips-for-trainers, learners

7 Tips for Staying Healthy When traveling for Work

Posted by Beth Brashear

6/20/16 8:00 AM

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While traveling to different cities during my first year with Langevin, I gained 15 pounds! In each new city I wanted to taste the cuisine for which they were famous. A whole loaf of sourdough in San Francisco, poutine (fries with gravy and cheese curds) in Toronto, BBQ in Dallas, and so many other foods in so many more places. Then toward the end of that year I finally realized very few of my clothes fit! When working at home I ate healthy, but on the road I was treating each trip as if I were on vacation. Something had to change.

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Topics: travel, tips-for-trainers

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