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How to use a podcast in your eLearning strategy

Podcasts are experiencing unprecedented growth as a content medium in 2020 and represent great unexpressed potential for eLearning: in this article we will find how you can use a podcast within your distance learning strategy, to engage your audience and facilitate their learning process.    WHAT IS A PODCAST?  The word podcast was born from "pod" and "cast", referring to the used technology, broadcasting on a large scale, and the physical support that has been for a decade the exclusive…


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10 tips to improve the effectiveness of digital training

With the end of the emergency is time to sum up what this experience has taught us in relation to eLearning and figure out what we can take with us: here they are our ten tips to improve the effectiveness of digital training.  1. Set clear and achievable, but challenging learning objectives  The Training Need Analysis is crucial to understand the starting point for any training program, digital or not. Moving from the status quo, it is possible to set learning objectives, in terms of know,…


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The storyboard from Disney Studios to eLearning content design

Talking about eLearning, once you have analysed training needs, defined learning objectives and designed the educational plan, the following step in instructional design is prototyping, which takes the shape of a storyboard.  Which elements is it made up of and how useful is it in building the final lesson? Keep reading to find out.    STORYBOARD: HISTORY AND PURPOSE The first time you hear about a “story board” is in Walt Disney studios in 1930. It was necessary to have an overview of the…


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Mandatory Training: rights, duties and motivation

Mandatory training courses regarding work health and safety represents all workers’ right, but can easily turn into a nightmare since they are long, often boring and mostly considered a waste of time: in this article we will see how you can improve users’ motivation and, as a consequence, effectiveness, thanks to asynchronous eLearning.    MANDATORY TRAINING: WHO AND WHEN Training regarding work health and safety is a right and duty of all workers, including directors and supervisors, of…


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Design Thinking: innovative solutions for instructional design

Once you have set your learning objectives, the following step in instructional design is the definition of all the training process elements, both face-to-face and eLearning, which can make use of models like Design Thinking to find innovative solutions.  Which processes does this model comprehend and which benefits does it have for instructional design? Keep reading to learn more.    WHAT IS DESIGN THINKING? Design Thinking is a methodology born in Stanford and then spread in the rest of…


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Bloom’s Taxonomy: how to set learning objectives basing on training needs

The Training Need Analysis phase is part of all ISD models and aims to identify the gap between knowledge and skills owned by students and learning objectives to achieve, which can be defined using categorisations like Bloom’s Taxonomy.  How are these objectives classified and how can this help instructional design? Keep reading to find out.     TRAINING NEED ANALYSIS: WHO ARE YOUR STUDENTS? Instructional design, both for digital or face-to-face training, is a crucial step to ensure a good…


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5 aspects to consider when choosing an eLearning provider

Choosing the right eLearning provider, both in relation to platforms and content, is fundamental to make the most of the digital training experience: in this article you will find the five aspects to consider to avoid unwanted surprises today and tomorrow.    1. CHOOSING THE BEST PLATFORM, NOT THE “MOST POPULAR”  When you start an eLearning project, the first aspect to consider is related to infrastructures: choosing the best platform to meet you needs can make a difference between a good…


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How to use eLearning to improve engagement in your company

Covid-19 pandemic sped up the spread of smart working, bringing to light many issues related to employees engagement: in this article we will see how eLearning, and Learning Experience Platforms in particular, can help to improve loyalty and team building in your company, even when people work from home.    ENGAGEMENT: A MATTER OF COMPANY IDENTITY If you have always been a smart worker or you have become one during the last few weeks due to the Covid-19 pandemic, you know that one of the…


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5 Tips to Improve Your Video Lessons

In this article we will present 5 tips, quick and low-cost, to improve your video lessons, making your e-learning content more engaging and effective to reach all your learning objectives.    THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY AND THE DIGITAL RUSH  In this period of health emergency caused by the spread of Covid-19 virus, many people are approaching e-learning for the very first time, either as teachers or students, to cope with the impossibility of face-to-face teaching. Despite everyone’s effort…


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Elearning to support your soft skills training

Talking about instructional design, we said that it is important to know the potential of elearning to be able to integrate it in a training process, and this seems to be particularly true when soft skills are involved. When can you use digital training to support your face-to-face lessons and with what purpose? Keep on reading to find out.    BLENDED TRAINING FOR SOFT SKILLS TRAINING  Blended training consists in the use of traditional and digital means and strategies within the same…