Posts by: Valentina Piccioli

Motivation and learning style

MotivationWe all know that learners complete their learning tasks if they are motivated to do so. And improving motivation is part of our training strategy in order to achieve best (and quality) results. But if we want to define how to motivate learners we have to reflect for a minute on the nature of motivation:

 

“There are two general types of motivation: intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic motivation refers to internal motivations such as autonomy, mastery and meaning. Extrinsic refers to external motivational techniques such as money, trophies etc.”

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Curriculum design & the curriculum lifecycle

Curriculum designCurriculum design for the corporation

Thanks to the broad adoption of the ‘Corporate University’ as a concept, commonly used terms in education such as ‘curriculum design’ are now being used by corporate trainers and HR.

It ought to be obvious why we need to consider how to design curricula for corporate employees – lifelong learning is the only way to succeed in the modern market and a training strategy that guides employees throughout their careers is essential.

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Off the shelf courses: Best practices for using them

off the shelf coursesThis post is the second part in a series on the subject of off the shelf courses. If you missed the first part please check out this post on ‘Getting elearning courses off the ground with off the shelf courses”. In this post we would like to answer a common question: in using off the shelf courses is it better to install the course on a private (company) LMS or take it on the vendor website?

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Get elearning projects off the ground with off-the-shelf courses!

In this post we look at the fast deployment of projects using off-the-shelf courses! Let’s start with the most common cause of elearning project failure!

iStock_000001654413SmallHow do elearning projects fail?

It’s incredible to realize that one of the most common reasons for elearning project failure is that the project never started at all!

Project failure may mean that a manager could well face the situation where his/her company doesn’t want to assign a new budget for a second year for the same project. This can be frustrating especially when we are certain that once the project has been launched it will be a success.

Both common sense and online analyst data suggest that if a project doesn’t start it is generally because the learning objects – i.e. the course – are not ready!

Customized vs Off-the-shelf courses

In my point of view, and after 10 years working in the elearning market, it is absolutely clear that in the end a customized course is more effective than an off-the-shelf course. However off-the-shelf courses are nowadays an incredible resource for new elearning projects and serve a purpose when you need them.

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Give your content new life: turn your WordPress CMS into a learning platform!

We all know how powerful WordPress is for managing content. From personal blog to company website, WordPress has proven itself to be the most engaging platform for creating and sharing content in recent years.

Because we know that the line between information sharing and training is grey, we have developed a plugin that allows you to integrate your WordPress website with the Docebo Learning Management System. The plugin is very simple to install and customize, and if you’d like to know more simply click here.

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Transform your Joomla website into a learning environment

Joomla is the second most used CMS in the world (the first being WordPress) – more than fifty million people have downloaded Joomla to build their website! Not only companies, but also governments are using Joomla.

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Google Apps & Docebo LMS for productivity & training

Google-AppsOver five million businesses use Google Apps as business tools for productivity, and now these same companies also have the opportunity to add training to the mix.
How? By integrating the Docebo LMS with Google Apps.

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Why you need an elearning platform to manage blended learning

Blended LearningOn using an elearning platform

You may think that you don’t need a learning management system (LMS) if you are planning face-to-face training, or that you can get away with having just a content repository such as Box or Dropbox if you are planning a blended course. That’s simply not true! A Learning Management System nowadays serves as complex ecosystem of tools/features that helps the organization or single trainer to:

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Web 3.0 – connecting education & corporate learning

On Monday the 26th May academics, teachers and learning experts got together for a one day event in Naples, Italy to discuss how digital tools can help improve the education system. School, University and Work 3.0 were the basis of this new discussion forum promoted by Docebo in collaboration with the University “Suor Orsola Benincasa” of Naples.

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Social learning in the virtual class

puzzleThe virtual class vs face-to-face

We all know that practical and social activities are engaging for people (I have in mind the smiling faces of learners – however old, and whatever the context – when you announce it’s time to do a role play, and how their eyes and bodies respond and wake up!). We put a lot of effort into planning and designing these kinds of activities because we know that learner satisfaction depends strongly on the quality of meaningful social learning activities.

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