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Why You Should Use More Gamification in Your Training Programs

Gamification has been making waves in the learning and development field for years. By gamifying your training, you can increase employee engagement, making participating as fun as it is functional. Gamification is a learning approach that features elements similar...

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The Surprising Benefits of Gamification in eLearning

Games have long held a position of power in the world of online content. Even before mobile devices became a popular form of game consumption, computer games were an excellent way for a user to interact with the online...

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eLearning Should Tell a Story

Research shows that learners gain a deeper understanding when their training is built on a story. The story presents real-life scenarios in which employees are to apply their knowledge to solve a problem or construct a plan. Here...

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Micro Learning Made Easy

Have you ever taken a complex skill and broken it down into bite-size pieces? When you are challenging your team to learn new skills, a bite-size skill may be more manageable. Micro learning is easier and more constructive,...

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Designing eLearning for Non-Digital Natives

Creating an eLearning course for an audience who doesn’t have much experience with technology can be intimidating. Whether you are designing an elearning course that is targeted toward non-digital natives (such as “Introduction to Social Media”) or you want...

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Using Classical Conditioning in eLearning for Success

About a hundred years ago, psychologist John Watson did something he wouldn’t be able to get away with today: he purposefully created a fear of rats in a baby named Albert.

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Big Data in eLearning: 4 Reasons it’s a Big Deal

Nearly every list of eLearning trends for the coming year forecasts the rise of “big data.” But few describe what they mean by this, or how it relates to online learning.

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Who Steers the Ship? The Impact of Learner Control on eLearning.

That’s a much more complicated question than it appears. Many say that allowing online learners to influence aspects of the learning process gives them a sense of autonomy that increases motivation and engagement. Learners love having control over the...

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The Role of Emotion in eLearning

Many think learning is a dispassionate exercise for thinking only—anything that engages feelings will only hinder rational thought. But emotions are a central part of the learner experience because they are a central part of the human experience.

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Can You Repeat That? Designing Courses for Peak Memory Retention

Studies show that up to 70% of the material covered in your corporate training will be long forgotten—just 24 hours after the end of the course. This statistic is enough to increase the blood pressure of any instructor, whose...