Posts by: Valentina Piccioli

Compliance: Video training for workplace safety

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The US Department of Labor estimates that organizations spend about $1 billion a week to compensate employees for safety-related job injuries. Beyond this financial burden, organizations can also face litigation if they don’t train their employees on job-related safety issues.- ELearning! May/June 2014

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Video learning on-demand: less work and more effective!

Video LearningAccording to research from Bersin by Deloitte, in one month alone – specifically May of 2012 – 163 million unique video viewers streamed more than 26 billion videos, and watched them for about 5.8 hours on average.

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Learning on the go: podcasting and audio-blogging

Podcast and Audio Blogging“The multiplication of learning opportunities” – this is one of the key strategies to succeed in the market today. We all know that a more educated employee is a huge resource for any company, regardless of industry, size, average age (of workforce) and so on.

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Mobile Learning: fast & furious

Mobile learning: Fast & FuriousWhen it comes to Mobile Learning it’s “ride or die”. Evidence suggests that organizations that do not adopt enterprise mobility solutions will go the way of the Dodo. There is no better time than NOW to become a truly Mobile Enterprise.

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The merging of Informal and Mobile Learning

mobile and informal learning In this blog post we would like to combine two topics: the recent trends in the use of mobile technologies for learning purposes, and the engagement of adult learners in informal learning. We would like to suggest that these two trends are merging, and at this point that I would ask: is it possible to engage people in mobile learning projects without pushing informal learning?

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Why learners love (or hate) their LMS

love or hate LMSThe fact that million of users are using some kind of learning technology/ies doesn’t necessarily mean that they like them! The truth is that contrary to the trend we’re seeing in the rise in the adoption of MOOCs, there is also a notable MOOCs drop out.

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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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