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How to Create Quality eLearning Quizzes

Posted by Steve Flanagan on 9/19/16 8:00 AM

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When designing elearning training sessions, instructional designers may spend a lot of time, energy, and resources on how the content will look on the web page. Learners respond well to a graphically pleasing elearning module but it’s also important to pay attention to the actual content of an elearning quiz! Remember that “need to know” content presented in an interesting and well-thought out elearning quiz, along with meaningful feedback, will help make your elearning even more successful.

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Tags: e-learning, evaluation, adult learning principles, tips-for-trainers

How to Use Wardrobe Color to your Advantage While Delivering Training

Posted by Jeff Welch on 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 wearAs 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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How to Build Rapport with Your Learners

Posted by Marsha Weisleder on 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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7 Tips for Staying Healthy When traveling for Work

Posted by Beth Brashear on 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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Top 5 Items for a Trainer’s Yearly “Check-up”

Posted by Lynne Koltookian on 6/13/16 8:00 AM

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I was just thinking about what trainers should do every year to keep their skills sharp and to keep tabs on how their courses are going—a yearly trainer check-up!

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5 Instructional Techniques to Create a Training Masterpiece

Posted by Lynne Koltookian on 5/23/16 8:00 AM

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I love to bake. The thing about baking is that you must include quality ingredients in just the right proportions, and in just the right way, for the recipe to come out perfectly. If you slip up in the building process, your dessert could end up being a disaster! When we design and deliver training we must use the same principles that a pastry chef uses. We must include all of the right elements for our training and in just the right amounts for a successful course and satisfied learners!

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Tags: instructional techniques, tips-for-trainers

How to Connect with ESL Learners

Posted by Paul Sitter on 2/22/16 3:00 AM

More and more instructors are finding themselves having all, a significant number of, or sometimes just a few participants in their classrooms who were not raised with English as their primary language. How do you connect with this audience?

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Tags: instructional techniques, tips-for-trainers

3 Cues to Watch for in Training

Posted by Lynne Koltookian on 6/15/15 4:00 AM

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I was thinking about social media the other day and how sites like Facebook and Twitter give people the opportunity to share every detail of their lives with friends and family. Sometimes these details might be quite significant such as photographs of a recent trip, wedding, graduation, or family reunion. Sometimes people share less significant details such as what they are doing, what they are wearing, what they are thinking, and what they are eating! We can choose to respond to these details or ignore them. What does this have to do with training? Let me tell you!

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Tags: instructional techniques, tips-for-trainers, facilitation

3 Ways to Overcome Technophobia

Posted by Jeff Welch on 6/1/15 4:00 AM

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Technophobia is defined as the fear or dislike of advanced technology or complex devices, especially computers.Although self-diagnosed, I’m convinced I suffer from technophobia. While I have the ability to learn how to use technological devices, I become anxious at the mere thought of using hi-tech equipment.

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10 Signs of Instructor Burnout

Posted by Steve Flanagan on 5/18/15 4:00 AM

Training managers, a heavy training schedule with several weeks of classroom instruction in a row can take a toll on an instructor. Combine this with travel and administrative duties and an instructor can be at risk of burning out.

 

Here are 10 “tell-tale” signs to watch for:

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